The moment I saw her, I was wrecked. Completely overwhelmed and overcome with emotion, all I could do was cry. With tears streaming down my face, I held my daughter for the first time. I examined her face, her hair, her hands, her feet. She was perfect. At long last, after an arduous nine month, … Continue reading I Am Treasured
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. ~Romans 5:8 This semester we will be digging deeper into the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). So let's start with the first attribute: Love. The first thing that pops into my mind is the image of … Continue reading He Loves Me!
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6 NLT Bill Johnson preached a sermon about how God rewards those who diligently seek him. He spoke from Chapter 11 of Hebrews near … Continue reading Reward
I was listening to a sermon podcast yesterday when something the preacher said gave me pause: if you think about it, you aren’t still struggling with the same things you were ten years ago. His point was that the struggles we face seem so big when we are in them, but with the passing of … Continue reading Ten Year-old Fears
"For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland." - Isaiah 43:19 There’s no better verse that could describe the last year for me. It's amazing what a year can do, isn't it? The … Continue reading Something New
We have nearly walked the entirety of 2015. Just over the horizon, we are about to reach the ledge of this year and take a leap into a brand new year. For some of us the landscape of 2015 was full of smooth plateaus and green grass, for others there were rocky mountaintops, and yet others … Continue reading Keep Walking
“Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and … Continue reading Come Away With Me