How Deep the Father’s Love

Today was good. Saw a good friend, the kids played, she brought me cupcakes, complimented me on my freshly acquired motherly figure (and I hers, because our due dates are like 5 days apart 🤣) y'all, everybody needs a friend like that. She refreshes my soul, and I hope I do the same for her. … Continue reading How Deep the Father’s Love

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Worship in Spirit and Truth

you ever had one of those gnawing convictions that you can't seem to explain to other people? That's been me and worship lately. My sister in law talks me through many of my spiritual struggles because I can trust her to do so objectively. And that's one of the reasons I love her. But she … Continue reading Worship in Spirit and Truth

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

Tragedy and Politics

Sometimes I think politics itself and our political system is a tragedy in and of itself. In his farewell address, President George Washington warned against the dangers of bipartisan politics, a disregard for our nationality as Americans, "by birth or by choice," and misrepresentations leveraged by politicians to push an agenda. Sounds familiar, right? In … Continue reading Tragedy and Politics

Covenant Marriage

Something has been on my heart for ages now, so I'll just throw it out there. It is my firm belief that the Church should focus more on marriage anatomy. What do I mean by that? Not anything related to marriage equality- that's a different conversation. Christians need to teach and learn the anatomy of … Continue reading Covenant Marriage

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

Prayer Garden Progress

This afternoon I finished up the first section of the prayer garden. The focal point will of course be my lovely peonies. Alongside them, between the peonies and the rock border, I planted some Columbine (which hasn't sprouted yet). I think the blue-green foliage will be really complimentary, and hopefully, they'll flower beautifully the second … Continue reading Prayer Garden Progress

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

The Awkward Side of Vocational Ministry

I am brand new to this whole "pastor's wife" role. Frankly, it's incredibly awkward. Mostly because my husband is not yet a pastor. He's still in the process of finding work as a vocational minister, either in chaplaincy, youth ministry, or worship ministry. It is his calling- undoubtedly. Every time I hear him speak, I … Continue reading The Awkward Side of Vocational Ministry

Thoughts on Marriage: Christ First

The biggest takeaways from my 9 years of marriage have been monumental in strengthening my relationship with God and my husband, but none quite so much as the lesson that came in year 2. We had just moved to North Carolina where my husband was stationed at Camp Lejeune, as an 0811, field artillery cannoneer. … Continue reading Thoughts on Marriage: Christ First