In My Father’s Arms

I am but a child A babe in my Father's hands. Flailing arms, slave to my own reflexes, unsure of my own mind, unsure of anything but need. I need comfort. I need sustinance. I need... I kick and tilt and fall, crying out, I scream. My lungs are full, they are all that work... Continue Reading →

Evangelism in the Midst of Suffering

“God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.”― Vance Havner Sometimes life feels like nothing... Continue Reading →

Insecurity of Faith

“I never felt like I had enough faith.” I was shocked. This friend that I had known for years, my strong, beautiful, and confident friend’s testimony revolved around one overwhelming conflict, an insecurity of faith. Sure, I have had lots of moments where I disparaged my lack of faith, but her? This friend whose unwavering... Continue Reading →

Our Daily Bread

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever" -Isaiah 40:8 ESV God gave me an abundance of toilet paper. Two months ago, when the boxes started arriving at the church where I work, I was irritated; I didn't need toilet paper, I needed Kleenex. I don't know how... Continue Reading →

Little Daily Miracles

I was hit by a car and survived, I walked away from it actually. Miracles happen, ask anyone. They may lean forward, eyes sparkling, eager to recount their brush with the supernatural. Others will shake their heads, denying any such experiences, but their faces will be creased with pensive memories. We all have a miracle... Continue Reading →

Comparison

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”   - William Faulkner See. Want. Need. Aquire. Dissatisfy. Repeat. It will never be enough, what other people have. Their life, their marriage, their house, their looks, their job,... Continue Reading →

The Pursuit of Praise

“I suspect that most authors don't really want criticism, not even constructive criticism. They want straight-out, unabashed, unashamed, fulsome, informed, naked praise, arriving by the shipload every fifteen minutes or so.”    ― Neil Gaiman Don't be a Frodo. Frodo, a hobbit from the Shire; big-hearted, innocent, with an incredibly irritating propensity for setting off alone.... Continue Reading →

Dread: The Dream Killer

Have you ever been trapped between two fears? Two forces, pulled together like attracting magnets, you the small piece of paper pinned between them? Two fears, paralyzing in their polarity, too scared to move, yet too scared not to? I was. They caged me. The fear of action. The fear of inaction. They wrapped their... Continue Reading →

Are You Playing To Win?

"You need to play to win. But you also need to win ... to play." -Michael Scott I took a ju-jitzu class once in college. The one other girl to sign up was a six-foot tall beastly blonde who smoked like a chimney and seemed to have a strong aversion to showers. Naturally, we were... Continue Reading →

Dream Without Limits

I love asking my husband questions like, “what would you do if you had unlimited money?” If you could take any trip, any at all, no limitations on time or finances, what would you do? He comes up with the most extravagant, most creative, most impossible answers. He is a dreamer. Asking him the typical... Continue Reading →

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