stop waiting

Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually. Hosea 12:6 I want to encourage all of us to stop simply waiting, and start waiting upon. To start waiting for. Waiting is stationary. Waiting upon is an action. Waiting is staying in the same place. Waiting upon is reachingContinue reading “stop waiting”

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 GodContinue reading “she believed God”

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’tContinue reading “locked doors & new paths”

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”

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.Continue reading “the beautiful is coming”

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”

the thing about dreams

she stood at the edge of the water, looking out. looking in front of her, at what was coming. she saw each stair-where it was leading. she knew the next step, and that made her feel secure. it made her feel comfortable. she opened her journal to write but all she could do was graspContinue reading “the thing about dreams”