Feeding Myself on God’s Word

I've been in a weird place with our transition to our new church. I've felt loved, and encouraged, but at the same time, there's a feeling kind of like a cute new pair of shoes; they look great, but they aren't broken in and they still feel a little weird. Like, when you buy a … Continue reading Feeding Myself on God’s Word

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Simplicity in Hospitality

I've been working on about 1,000 projects all at once. Mostly because a lot of them require dry time. So while I wait on one, I start another. The front door was looking super rough thanks to my ridiculous dogs scratching the Dickens out of the brick mould and the door. Nothing a new brick … Continue reading Simplicity in Hospitality

Listening in the Spirit

A few years back, I really fought a battle between knowing what was the voice of the Holy Spirit convicting me of sin, and leading me to repentance and what was the accusatory voice of the enemy, trying to keep me living in guilt of the past and hinder my spiritual growth in Christ. In … Continue reading Listening in the Spirit

How I Tackle Scripture Memory

I have a knack for memorization. I was a theatre major in college, so I've memorized innumerable lines of frivolous plays and musicals that have no eternal significance in my life whatsoever. But Scripture memory is how we equip the sword of the Spirit, and how we offensively counter the flaming arrows of the evil … Continue reading How I Tackle Scripture Memory

Oh, the Brokenness

Let me just start this one off with the warning that it contains semi-zealous ranting. I was washing dishes and got to the beaters for my hand mixer...my 10 year old hand mixer... that's seen a LOT of action in 10 years... we're talking Lebkuchen dough, folks. (Google it.) And one of the beaters just … Continue reading Oh, the Brokenness

On Days When You Don’t Like Your Kids…

Every mom has been there... If she says she hasn't, she's lying. I love my children. I'd take a bullet for them, no questions. But there are days when I really just don't like them. My oldest is 3. That should be enough said. Honestly, 3 has been worse than two by far. Terrible 2's? … Continue reading On Days When You Don’t Like Your Kids…

Thoughts on Marriage: Humility

Next Sunday, April 7th, is my husband's and my 9th wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe we have been together for almost 11 years-- I'm not sure where the time went! (...well, about 4 years went to the Marine Corps) But as a sort of "fun" thing, I decided to share one lesson I've learned … Continue reading Thoughts on Marriage: Humility

God Speaks

Christians know and cherish the story of Elijah hiding in the mountains, waiting for God to speak to him. The Almighty's voice was not in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire. He was in a still small voice. This is sometimes used to promote disciplines of silence and solitude, meditation on Scripture, or cultivate … Continue reading God Speaks

Just a Thought

Sometimes our feelings tell us that God is silent. But when we complain that God is silent, when we're straining to hear the voice of God, what we're really saying is that we have exhausted this final decisive Word He has spoken to us in the person of Jesus and in the pages of Scripture. … Continue reading Just a Thought