Pride and Condemnation

Often when we think about related topics in the scripture, or in life for that matter, we think about joy and happiness, peace and calm, or trust and faith. These are synonyms which highlight their ‘relatedness.’ But opposites can be in the same family as well. Last...

In the Midst of the Storms

We never expect our lives to be touched by tragedy, loss, or betrayal. Even when life gets chaotic we tend to think we are immune from the major traumas. We think they won’t happen to us. Our lives will never be affected by those things. We never believe that...

In the Wilderness

We all go through seasons of wilderness. Seasons where everything feels hard and even unbearable at times. Discouragement and doubt try to creep in and take over. It becomes so tempting to either sit down and give up or to try and do things our own way. I’ve...

When I Do Not See

Sometimes it is so easy to see God moving in our lives and sometimes it seems like He isn’t moving at all. It’s so easy to lose heart and allow ourselves to become discouraged when we do not see.  Recently, I’ve been walking through a season of not...

Toilet Paper Rolls – Really?

I heard a story on the radio of a husband and wife who were having a hard time getting along.  In particular, the husband was irritated because he was the only one who ever changed the toilet paper roll, when it ran empty, to a new roll.  He complained frequently to...

Be Kind, Encourage Others, and Be Gracious

Recently, I have asked God this question – In this season of my life, what do you want me to work on?  I felt like God gave me three things to consider. First, God has been speaking to me about being kind.  In our crazy, busy world, we can become so self-focused...