I went Looking for Jesus Today

“I need some more Jesus in my Bible time…” That’s what I was thinking as I jumped ahead to Matthew 1 on my Bible app. I’ve been going through a chronological Bible reading plan, so I am still in the part of scripture that deals with the wars, bloodshed and kingdoms of the Israelite people.Continue reading “I went Looking for Jesus Today”

Uzzah, The Ark and Us

Loving God Who Dwells Within Your Neighbor 2 Samuel 6:1-7 Maybe you have been there. You open up your Bible, welcoming the Holy Spirit, dwelling within you, to speak to you through it’s pages. Then the story you encounter stops you in your tracks. It’s hard. It’s messy. It’s not perfectly tied up with aContinue reading “Uzzah, The Ark and Us”

A Survivor

It’s Complicated: Abigail and David Have you ever had to live with a bully? I don’t just mean your older brother, who sometimes tormented you a bit, but also would have had your back the second someone else said a word to you. I mean a bully. The kind of person who turned your worldContinue reading “A Survivor”

Knowing and Sharing Yourself

Self Discovery Through the Enneagram: The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile Have you ever looked at someone you loved, in the middle of a crisis and thought, “If you just realized that what you are experiencing is different from what other people are experiencing, it would change everything…” Yeah.Continue reading “Knowing and Sharing Yourself”

Discovering God in People

The Impact of Social Distancing I was created for community. I find God in people. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you find God in the silence. Maybe you need quiet and peace; nature and serenity in order to commune with God. Maybe you’re the kind of person who finds God in the stillness of the nightContinue reading “Discovering God in People”

Worship Where You Are

I can’t carry a tune in a basket. It’s true. I wasn’t blessed with a singing voice. That is not my contribution to the body of Christ. I’m not someone that the whole world WANTS to listen to sing. Add to that the fact that we have been spoiled here in the American church withContinue reading “Worship Where You Are”

Pressing Pause

The alarm clock wakes me up way before I’m ready. Tired is just a state of being. I don’t even remember a time when I wasn’t tired. I roll out of bed, and my phone is already full of notifications- Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are calling to me. I have 47 emails even though IContinue reading “Pressing Pause”

Selfless Love During a Crisis

Paul’s Shipwreck: Acts 27 It has not been a low-key week. Change has been happening day by day, hour by hour as we try to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 situation here in the United States. I’m the Director of multiple pregnancy centers, so we have been in a constant state of analysis, trying toContinue reading “Selfless Love During a Crisis”

Aaron: Leadership and Blame

Exodus 32 I am not good at being wrong. I don’t like it. My flesh wants to deflect, defend and justify. It takes a lot of effort to behave differently when I am wrong. I have to be intentional with confession and repentance. When I am in prayer, I have to be careful not toContinue reading “Aaron: Leadership and Blame”

Choices: The Messes We Make

Joseph and His Brothers I have made so many choices that I’m not proud of. I’m imperfect. There have been times in my life when the guilt and shame were debilitating. I have had moments where being forced to look squarely at my own choices took my breath away. Guilt. Shame. Blame. Hurt. Heartbreak. Wrongdoing.Continue reading “Choices: The Messes We Make”