Consider // Jesus speaking

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This…

Melt

Melt your heart by remembering grace. // Timothy Keller

Doing less

“Rest time is not wasted time. It is economy to gather fresh strength… It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.” // Charles Spurgeon My life has been deeply impacted in my shift of perspective and definition of rest. Prior to rest being an…

In the midst of grief and fathoming

To the ones who grieve, You will get through this. You will! This is not just a sound byte. In the midst of this heartbreaking season, there will come a time when the load will ever-so slowly begin to lift. Grief becomes a companion and not your enemy. Sweet memories replace bitterness and deep sadness….

Seeking you

“God is always seeking you. Every sunset, every clear blue sky, every ocean wave, the starry host of night. He blankets each day with the invitation, ‘I am here.’” // Louie Giglio

The weight of it all

I do not know what to say.  I have not had the words to write.  The weight of simply processing the tragedies, the loss, the hell on earth that has occurred over the last few weeks in our country, and the last couple of months in Ukraine, is unreal. I weep for the families who…

Hope matters

When you stop hoping you start settling. // Valorie Burton

While we were still sinners

When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending…

Jesus knew

When the city came into view, he wept over it. “If you had only recognized this day, and everything that was good for you! But now it’s too late. In the days ahead your enemies are going to bring up their heavy artillery and surround you, pressing in from every side. They’ll smash you and…

Until that completeness

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! But for right now,…

Consider // Made new

For here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to take you out of these countries, gather you from all over, and bring you back to your own land. I’ll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone…

How to celebrate

It has been a minute since I blogged. Life has thrown me many curve balls since the start of 2022, and now I am finishing out my busy season at work. For the main event I have been managing over the last eight months, the theme scripture passage has been… From the Voice, 1 Thessalonians…