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June 11, 2019

When we are weary, when we’re discouraged, when we can’t remember why we took this road in the first place, what do we do?

I get sucked into a routine of striving. I’m trying to get it right. I’m trying to be joyful and have peace and to be content despite everything cu...

May 28, 2019

If someone were to ask me what I struggle with the most—what I haven’t been able to surrender 100% to my creator and savior, what I don’t want to talk about—I would have to say shame. There are days when shame envelops me like a well-crafted quilt, carefully stitched o...

May 17, 2019

**Trigger warning for discussion of suicide and mental illness**

It’s been a month, and I haven’t known how to write about it or if I should. Even as I type this, intending to post, I wonder if it’s a mistake.

How do we talk about suicide? How do we honor someone who mad...

April 15, 2019

Last Monday, I went through all of my snippets of notes and actually wrote out all of the blog posts that I had outlined, or just jotted down an idea for, over the last few months. I was possibly going to gush about the strange euphoria that comes with nearing the end...

April 1, 2019

My dear editor has been hard at work, sloughing through my three-year-old manuscript, eliminating thousands of adverbs, and most frequently, telling me to break up my extremely long sentences (like this one. Sorry, Tiffany). You see, I like commas. I don't claim to alw...

March 4, 2019

There’s a truth in this world I find more troubling than any other.

People are scared of Jesus. To them, his name is a threat. They have heard terrifying things about him. Every day, they see atrocities happen in his name.


When I met Jesus, the real, living, loving God....

February 18, 2019

A timely story:

Recently, I was at an event at a church. Generally, I try to avoid “events,” but this one had tea…so…

Anyway, it also had one of those get-to-know-you bingo cards. If you are unfamiliar with them, you essentially have a group of squares on a sheet of pape...

February 4, 2019

I like lists

I like lists so much that I have, on occasion, made lists of lists.

Every day, I wake up with a list in mind of what needs to be done.

I keep two lists taped to my wall at all times.  

God used to do lists. But more recently, he has given us a different method...

January 21, 2019

Have you been sowing seeds and are still waiting for them to sprout? Have you been working hard towards a call from God and are waiting for the blessings to follow? Does it feel like you’ve been walking through a dark tunnel and you aren’t sure if there even is an end...

January 7, 2019

I'm noticing a theme. Perhaps you have seen it too. More so even than the usual early-January-new-years-resolution vibe, I’m seeing people wanting, hoping, dreaming, and even expecting more from this year—specifically, expecting more from God this year.


I know people w...

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