When you feel remembered--when someone acknowledges and leans in, it is so powerful. You feel seen and heard and chosen. There's nothing more deflating than having to introduce yourself to a person for the 49th time, and they have no clue who you are. It feels empty. That's why I love to connect with people--we… Continue reading Forget Me Not
You are not enough. You read it right. That's offensive, huh? I am NOT saying you do not have worth. I am NOT saying that you do not have value. I am NOT saying you cannot do hard things. I am NOT saying you are not tough. I am NOT saying you are a failure.… Continue reading Contrary to Popular Opinion…
Well, it's building again. That pressure to do the right thing, to do it the best way, to prove your worth is on the rise. Where does it come from? From women's mouths, popular books, sub-cultural norms to your ears--actually straight to your heart. The words marinate in your heart until you believe it and… Continue reading A good mom…
I hate that thing in us, in me, that thinks we know better than God. The voice that says, "yeah, but I see another angle." "Just this one time I have it figured out." "I deserve better." It gets us in a whole heap of trouble. That trouble becomes the state of our heart health… Continue reading When blind hearts see
As I looked toward this new year, I am overwhelmed. Yes, we are having a baby (still sounds crazy to say), but that is not until June. I am seemingly overwhelmed by every task and relationship I face even before the new year rolls. This Christmas season has been busy. We traveled for… Continue reading A humble entrance
The Ongoing Need For The Gospel. I am willing to beat this drum until my death. This is our life--take it, know it, treasure it. We do not outgrow the gospel. This is a great article to remind us again.
Last night, I came together as a part of our church body and participated in the Good Friday service. Greg spoke and talked about the 7 last words Jesus said on the cross. As a congregation, we sang about the gospel and participated in confession and repentance as we took the Lord's Supper. When I… Continue reading One