Uncomfortable Grace

Back in 1990 Allan Metcalf, a professor at MacMurry College, came up with the idea of a “Word of the Year”. In a nut shell, as he reflected on Time Magazine having a “Person of the Year”, he only thought it fair and fun to have a word that would encapsulate each year, as well.... Continue Reading →

In This We Rejoice

I love reading books and I am so thankful for those that write them and impart wisdom to us as they teach us what they have first been taught by God. There are so many paths God takes His children down for His glory and their sanctification…and yet, at some point, we walk the same... Continue Reading →

A Life of Surrender

As Christmas quickly approaches, I’ve been thinking about Mary and thanking the Lord for her example. This is a gal like any of us; most likely living days filled with ordinary routine. Of course, a wedding was in the near future and the anticipation of that must have brought lightness to her feet and pitter-patters... Continue Reading →

Suffering’s Solution

I was in the middle of reading Leviticus. I was in the middle of all the commands about bodily fluids. Yep, you know what I am talking about. It's kinda gross, kinda gritty, and kinda awkward; but it also shows the incredible care of God to address every issue possible. It shows His desire for... Continue Reading →

The Waters of Comparison

It’s amazing how we so easily compare ourselves with others. Our gaze is so quick to rest on the horizon and ignore the vertical, our true reality. It is so easy to look around at others, and yet we have to fight hard to look up to the Creator and Sustainer of all things.  Discontentment... Continue Reading →

Premature Beauty

There is this tree down the street from our home that started turning beautiful shades of fall colors…back in August. I remember doing a double take when I noticed the green giving way to patches of yellow and orange, eventually culminating in spectacular shades of red. The colors were beautiful but my mind was still... Continue Reading →

A Quarter for Your Thoughts

I often remind my own heart that the only way I can have a right perspective of my life is if I have a right perspective of God. And the only way I can have a right perspective of God is through the daily pursuit of reading and meditating on the Word of God. When... Continue Reading →

Seasons of Change

“There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 I’m so thankful for the actual seasons that God has given to remind us of this eternal truth! Of course, my husband would argue that the seasons are a part of the curse. As he will tell you, when... Continue Reading →

Heaven’s Given Everything

I was listening to CityAlight’s "Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me", and the first verse struck me anew:  "What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer There is no more for heaven now to give He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace There is... Continue Reading →

When Life Doesn’t Feel Very Good

“We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.”  Romans 8:28 I love this verse and will often preach it to my own heart. Yet, if I am not careful, it’s easy to define "good" by my own standard. Good, to me,... Continue Reading →

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