she believed God

Why in the world do God’s promises seem to take an awfully long time? In Genesis, God gave Sarah a seemingly impossible promise. He promised her that she would one day have a son. Sarah had a really hard time believing it though. She faltered, she made a big mistake, and she doubted that God…

a few words if you feel like you can’t make the cut

When it’s just you and Him and you can hear the sound of the rain slowly falling on the roof. When the house is empty and it’s early in the morning and there’s nothing on your mind but Him- yeah, that’s just a taste of His presence, counted as nothing by this world but the…

how Jesus offers more than your lesser loves

We’re all running around in circles chasing these silly little pursuits and I can imagine God just shaking His head and laughing a little. Laughing at how slow it takes us to learn. Chuckling a little at our stubborn hearts that think they know best. He knows our hearts are so prone to wander into…

the scale has it all wrong

A lot of us broken people have this thing with scales–with numbers and affirmation and a definition of beauty. We let numbers sink under our skin and tell us who we are. We let a mirror affirm our beauty. We let the world define perfection. I’m writing this because I’ve decided not to step on…

you don’t have to know it all

Sometimes we carry burdens that were never intended for us to carry. We carry the weight of trying to figure out why God has us where He does. We shoulder burdens of wonder. Wondering where we’ll be tomorrow, or why we’re here today. This is for all of us who ever wondered why, and who…

locked doors & new paths

Is there a door that’s closed in your life? It’s locked and bolted and you believe that if you could just break down that door, the other side would hold all that you need. But it feels impossible to get through that door, and so you’ve tried looking for new ones, but you just don’t…

exchange the unknown future for a known love

What is it about all that we think we want, all that God wants, and how the two collide? It’s a painful collision. When what we had planned is dashed against the rocks of His strength and goodness. When our plans collide with the sovereignty of an all-powerful God. There’s a thing about disappointments and…

power in a piece of glass

Sometimes I think that one of the most powerful things in the world is a piece of glass. We run in circles comparing who is the prettiest, thinnest, or who has what it takes. A mirror can convince you that you will never be enough and the world will tell you that you don’t have…

the beautiful is coming

Maybe you’re in the ugly today. An ugly situation that you wish you could change. A heart you want God to revive. You just want flowers and spring but your heart is caught in the dead of winter. Deuteronomy 8 doesn’t just promise that God has a purpose in the unexpected, it promises even more….

for you, if you’ve met the unexpected

Five little verses. Five little verses is all that it took for God to shake me, speak to me, show me, a truth I know I’ll never let go. Five little verses=one big truth. It’s Deuteronomy 8:2-6.  And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty years…

a prayer to surrender the “seen”

Lord Jesus, We get so caught up in whether or not people see us. Whether we’re known by many, or whether they approve and even notice what we do. & yet you paint a beautiful sunrise each morning and most of us aren’t up to see it or- or we say “what a beautiful sunset” instead…

insecurity and I broke up

Insecurity and I broke up last night. April 13, 2016– been there. over. done. I never thought of myself as being held captive by insecurity. I never thought it was the source of so much hurt and hindrance. I never thought it was the breeding ground of the fear and lack of confidence in my life. I…