If We’re Being Completely Honest. [Prayer Challenge]

Privaledge or no privilege. Wealth or poverty. Healthy or unhealthy. War, corruption, neglect, abuse, or heartbreak. An ugly world or not: days like these I just don’t understand how people can conclude that God is not good, or that He’s not with us. I went on this beautiful hike today where my attitude from the … Continue reading If We’re Being Completely Honest. [Prayer Challenge]

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Nostalgia

Today I took a walk through childhood. I stepped along the path of simpler days. Memories of naiveté and blissful whimsy came flooding back here. I had a Door Dash delivery to be dropped off at the apartments I grew up in and spent most of my childhood. Aside from in my dreams, I hadn't … Continue reading Nostalgia

Perception

A crucial perception of emotional or physical pain from my experience. Recognizing hope within the storm- even a healthy way to escape it, running to God, instead of from Him. We choose to feel the pain we have. We could decide to fully give it to Jesus and keep our sights on His goodness, feeling … Continue reading Perception

The Year I met Jesus – Best Year Yet

God reveals Himself through His creations. What allows a beautiful visitation of snow in the desert? An experience of strange rarity. Such strange unknowns that can be uncomfortable and even unwarranted by an unprepared participant. But God surely prepares us, as cold weather gradually moves in, introduces signs of more and more clouds, then produces … Continue reading The Year I met Jesus – Best Year Yet

“Where you go I will go and where you stay I will stay.” Ruth 1:16

This hangs above my bed and I read it quite often. Simple yet it's still so easy to stray, taking Jesus off the throne of our hearts and unintentionally replacing Him with our busy lives. Especially in this season, where people-pleasing easily motivates our hearts in perfecting the look of Christmas decorations and preparing just … Continue reading “Where you go I will go and where you stay I will stay.” Ruth 1:16

Lay it Down for the One who Laid it all Down

After re-reading Proverbs 3:24, I had some insight come to me tonight. “If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” I've always regarded this verse to refer to the Lord blessing us with good sleep, which of course He has the power to do. But … Continue reading Lay it Down for the One who Laid it all Down