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”

Women: The Unsung Heroes of Moses’ Story

Surely, I am not alone when I say that as a woman, I have felt invisible in my contribution to the world. I remember the days of being a full-time Mom, part-time student and part-time employee well. At one point I had three small children and was nursing two of them, was working two part-timeContinue reading “Women: The Unsung Heroes of Moses’ Story”

Have you ever been a Pharaoh or an Israelite?

Exodus 1 Fear has the power to turn us into people we never dreamed we could be. I have been a person I’m not proud of when I was afraid. I was a jealous spouse when I was afraid my marriage was crumbling. I was an anxious, nervous, paranoid Momma when my daughter’s death putContinue reading “Have you ever been a Pharaoh or an Israelite?”

Friendship is Complicated: A look at Job

Friendship is so complicated. All in the course of one situation, a friend can build you up and then also completely let you down. A friend can be everything that you need in one moment, then in the next cut you deeper than you realized you could be cut. This was Job’s experience…complicated friendship. IContinue reading “Friendship is Complicated: A look at Job”