Consider // Loved & known

“To be loved but not known is superficial. To be known and not loved is our great fear,but to be known and loved, that transforms you.” // Tim Keller Think about your life right now. As you reread Tim Keller’s quote, where are you in this scenario? Maybe you haven’t thought about your life in…

When we don’t know

We are living in a time when we often don’t know what to do or what we need. I just watched the video of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. speak to the House about the trauma she, her team, and we collectively have dealt with in recent months. As she broke down in tears, I felt…

A little yes

“It’s brave to be intentional to make small, healthy decisions because it goes against our human nature to put effort into the things that are seemingly insignificant… a little yes can be a step in the right direction, even if it isn’t a leap.” – Annie F. Downs, 100 Days to Brave

Bravery

Deep within all of us is a yearning to be brave. – Gary Haugen

Public Service Announcement

This is going to be a hell of a week. Take care of yourself. Whatever you need to do to help alleviate stress, do it in spades! Exercise; talk with people who make you laugh; wear comfy clothes when you can; sleep well & eat well… & maybe some comfort food on Tuesday; and, most…

Wonder over worry

Let us use our brain power to wonder about God rather than worry about the details of our lives. Here is the bottom line: do not worry about your life. Don’t worry about what you will eat or what you will drink. Don’t worry about how you clothe your body. Living is about more than…

How are you

How are you today? Take a 5-minute break to check in with your well-being. First, say these four lines out loud. Slowly breathe in and out between each line. Repeat until you feel calm and focused. “May I be happy. May I be well. May I be safe. May I be at peace.”1 After a…

A reminder to breathe

Oh 2020… So much feels out of control. Overwhelmed is a stop on our daily errand run. Priorities shift like sand through our fingers. With precariousness abounding, one simple yet profound reminder that I must put out into the world today is… to breathe! It seems we are collectively holding our breath these days. We…

Conqueror

Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. // Romans 8:35,37 CSB Say allowed, “I am more than a conqueror.” Now say it three more…

Love yourself

Today is International Self Care Day. Do you find it hard to time time for self care? Is it because you simply cannot find time in the day with “all the things” of life piling up? Maybe you find it a bit selfish? Or is it a deeper issue of self love? Then one of…

Rest awhile

In Mark 6:30-44, we find Jesus and the disciples feeding a large gathering of people. Yet just before this profound moment takes place, they had finished a very busy, tiring day and Jesus suggested to the group that they step away for some rest. The apostles then rendezvoused with Jesus and reported on all that…