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

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…

Whispers of Jesus

As we enter into the eve of Christmas, my prayer is that you are leaning in to the whispers of Jesus in each moment. Take in every aspect of these precious days, never forgetting to turn your ear to His tender, hope filled words. It’s obvious, of course, that he didn’t go to all this…

Happiness & joy

“The difference between shallow happiness and a deep, sustaining joy is sorrow. Happiness lives where sorrow is not. When sorrow arrives, happiness dies. It can’t stand pain. Joy, on the other hand rises from sorrow and therefore can withstand all grief. Joy, by the grace of God, is the transfiguration of suffering into endurance, and…

A blessing

May His peace be yours in the midst ofthe busyness and difficulties life brings; May hope in Christ fill you with purpose; May His love be your motivation and comfort; And may His joy fill each cell in your bodyknowing He is working all things for your good.

Grief and happiness

For those who live with loss in their lives, grief and happiness often live together as two sides of one coin. Amidst the “best day ever”, the ping of sadness introduces itself in the most inopportune moments, stinging joy with depths of grief. “I think we just learn to live with the sadness that will…

Like Jesus

You are everlasting, and I will fade awayInto the glorious image of my risen Lord and KingFaced with my own blemish, deeply stained withinTurn into Your likeness, my empty life to fill To be like Jesus, this hope possesses meIn every thought and deed, this is my aim, my creedTo be like Jesus, this hope…

So will i

* i wanted to share – this is not my writing, but highly recommend following @writtentospeak on social media hope remains resilient. and so will i. despite the storms that come. despite the questions that call.despite the anxiety that cries.despite the unknown that creeps.i’ll remain resilient. fear speaks a lot of loud lies,but i’m listening…

Hope with God

“Whenever God is involved, there is always more in store.” // Pastor Matthew Hartsfield

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,because the Lord has anointed meto proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,to proclaim freedom for the captivesand release from darkness for the prisoners,to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favorand the day of vengeance of our God,to comfort all…