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 whoContinue reading “you don’t have to know it all”

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 andContinue reading “exchange the unknown future for a known love”

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 yearsContinue reading “for you, if you’ve met the unexpected”

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. IContinue reading “insecurity and I broke up”

falling from what we want

It’s these stones of expectations. Expectations we lay on ourselves. Expectations the world piles on us, and they grow, they accumulate to the height of a great cliff. We’re scared of falling from the top of that cliff It’s like this: The whole world is built up on a mountain, it’s actually a dangerous cliff,Continue reading “falling from what we want”

risen for relationship

  she fell in love with Jesus and everything else soon fell away every other desire– except the smile of His face upon hers except His presence and grace and fullness she fell in love with Jesus- and man’s approval fell to the side she didn’t even care anymore what they thought she wasn’t deterredContinue reading “risen for relationship”

the novel of your life

beautiful and captivating and surprisingly simple- a story. intricate details. there’s ups there’s downs there’s easy there’s hard. a story is a beautiful mix of suspense and waiting and pure happiness and days of sweet, utter contentment. a story is a mix of hard, painful days, and beautiful, easy ones. a story takes unexpected turnsContinue reading “the novel of your life”

from distractions to purpose

Sometimes I wonder why there are so many distractions. Why there are so many things pulling me from the face of my Savior. Why isn’t it easy. Why isn’t it less of a fight. The devil and the world and my flesh are masters in the craft of deceit. Sometimes I get caught up inContinue reading “from distractions to purpose”

a little girl like me

I think if there’s one woman in the Bible I want to be like-it is Mary. Because Mary didn’t try harder. Mary didn’t do more than all the rest. She didn’t seek to be well known. But she was known. It was as if God chose to usher in the age of grace with aContinue reading “a little girl like me”

coming down from the mountain

she looked out across the empty plain and knew immediately the reflection in her own soul– everything felt empty.she could rest in the beauty, yes. she could see the branching oak trees and small delicate flowers. she could see the leaves changing in sync with the turning of the season. but she couldn’t see the point. sheContinue reading “coming down from the mountain”