When the Darkness Doesn’t Understand (hope for our loved ones)

    The first words I remember reading from the Bible, at the age of seventeen, was John 1:1-5. I was in between seeking God and meeting the Savior, and had been given a Bible for my birthday. So, I read…   “In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. And through Him, all things were made. Without Him, nothing was made that has been … Read More

Never Ask Me to Bake a Cake (a creative girl’s saving grace)

  My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. Psalm 45:1   There’s creative, and then there’s CREATIVE. I’m blessed to know a few women who are good at “making beautiful” everything they touch. They are artisans, craftswomen, and people with more skills than I can even imagine. Do you know some of these creative girls as well? I’ve written a lot over … Read More

Lonely in a Crowded Room (and why God is enough)

  Is it possible to be lonely in a crowded room? Surrounded by like-minded people and still feel lonely? That’s why I didn’t want to go to church recently. I knew that I would struggle to connect, just like I’ve struggled for the past 5 months.  Settling into a new church is hard.     It’s been unusually difficult, even though I’ve never had problems getting plugged in before. But God… Right in the middle of my “wanna stay home” attitude, God … Read More

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