• Life,  Marriage,  Motherhood,  Reviews

    Friend, Come to Jesus

    We’re six months in from adding another baby to our family. What a joy it has been and what a struggle! Not every day is difficult–she doesn’t cry all the time, she is perfectly healthy, and seeing her sister love on her is a dream come true– in short, we are BLESSED. But the new schedule (that I thought I had all figured out, by the way), the postpartum emotions, and the serious lack of time to read my Bible and connect with my husband, definitely can take their toll. I didn’t account for not feeling like myself even when I have every reason to be incandescently happy. I didn’t…

  • Life,  Mission

    What if I loved like Jesus loved?

    Mark 14:32-42 says, Then they came to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus told His disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took with Him Peter, James, and John, and began to be deeply troubled and distressed. Then He said to them, “My soul is consumed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch.” Going a little farther, He fell to the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour would pass from Him. “Abba, Father,” He said, “all things are possible for You. Take this cup from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will. ”Then Jesus returned and found them…

  • Life

    The Best Day of the Year

    Do you have a day that stands out in your memory as a GREAT day. . .or even one the best days of your life? Perhaps when you bought your house? Got married? Had a child? Got that job you’d been working hard for? It’s easy to celebrate the good days and not so easy to enjoy the bad days. . .and there are days that have a lot of “bad” in them. BUT where we allow our hearts and minds to rest will determine how we view the day when we lay our head on the pillow that night. The Lord begs us in Matthew 11 to come to…

  • Life

    I’ve Been Set Free

    “Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people–none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11, NLT) The ONLY difference between us and those mentioned…