This time of year, what with finals going on and stress levels being high, we are always told to persevere. And yes, perseverance is so important, but it is really easy to hear that and still get stressed out and overwhelmed. As I was preparing for the week ahead full of homework and tests, I realized … Continue reading Chaos.
Good Friday. Why is a day that our Messiah died so good? Our Savior was beaten, mocked, scorned. Death thought it had won the battle. Sin felt as if it were victorious. So why Good Friday when all seemed bad? Because It. Is. Finished. Sin was finished. Death was finished. The evil one- finished. Because … Continue reading a good, good Friday.
As I sat at the airport today waiting for my flight, I was thinking (and I had a lot of time to do that) about delays. Flight delays can be so frustrating. It's like, do I go to the bathroom? do I grab something to eat? form a flash mob with my fellow strugglers? Flight … Continue reading Delayed.
We live in a broken world. A world with broken promises, broken dreams, and broken standards. It's considered broken because, well, it is not whole in the image of God. It is missing the glue to piece it back together. Our world is missing Jesus. My heart breaks along with our world because I can … Continue reading Broken
January was human trafficking awareness month. As I reflect back on the past month, my heart is burdened thinking of the precious children of God that have fallen victim to this horrible epidemic that plagues our world. The women, children, and even men that don't know their true worth. Those that are sold into slavery before … Continue reading In it to End it.
they say a picture is worth a thousand words. let's pretend for a second that they had cameras in Jesus's day. what if someone took a picture of the real "nativity?" Psalm 40:5 says this: "Many, Lord my God, are the wonders You have done, the things You planned for us. None can compare with … Continue reading the nativity
in John 8:12, Jesus said "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." this verse calls us to cling to the hope that, as long as we have Jesus, we can live our lives vibrantly for Him and never again reside … Continue reading light.
Have you ever been watching a movie and you know something about the character that he or she doesn’t know about themselves? And you’re just like, “How do they not see it?! How are they not picking up on this?” Sometimes I think we can be this way with God. Maybe we tell ourselves that … Continue reading Oh, So Priceless
Hey you. Yes. YOU. Can I tell you something? No matter how you feel right now, I want you to know something. Maybe you're tired. Not sleep deprived (maybe that too), but tired of feeling left out. Tired of feeling unworthy. Of feeling empty. I want to let you know how truly worthy you are. … Continue reading You are LOVED!
Life is rough. Sometimes it hurts us; other times it burdens us. Maybe it overwhelms us or it scares us. It can seem too hard to go on or push through. BUT! His Word says "We are MORE than conquerors through Him who loved us." (Romans 8:37) I know it might seem like you're never … Continue reading Diamonds in the Rough