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…

The Lord has done this

“The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I will answer them. I am the Lord, the God of Israel. I will not abandon them. I will open rivers on the barren heights, and springs in the middle of the plains. I will turn the desert…

The orchid

“The orchid family is a unique group, displaying different shapes, sizes, colors and fragrances. With over 25,000 different species, there are more kinds of orchids on the planet than birds or mammals! It may take many years for an orchid to bloom, but some blossoms will last for months, making the friendly-looking flowers popular houseplants.”…

Consider // Them

Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For the Lord your God is the one who will go with you; he will not leave you or abandon you. // Deuteronomy 31:6 CSB This encouragement we find in Deuteronomy is meant for a specific people – the Israelites – as they changed…

Goodness

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me    all the days of my life,and I will live in the house of the Lord    forever. // Psalm 23:6 NLT If the last two years have taught us anything, it is that uncertainty is certain. We don’t know what tomorrow holds, let alone five minutes from now.We can…

Like Christ

God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love—like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will…