We all love Mariah's Christmas album (don't lie, you love it), but sometimes all that poppy/cheesy stuff gets old. If you're like me and you typically love folksy music, you will likely love my Christmas playlist.Read More
What does that mean for me? If I am so much more excited about marrying my husband than I am about being united with Christ in full form. Does it have something to do with the fact that the wedding day isn't set? We're in a long engagement, of unknown duration. Perhaps that's what slows the excitement.
I've been chewing on this during my runs for over a week now. I want that excitement. I want to live in a way that longs for a much more perfect unity, the unity we all ultimately crave.Read More
Our lives are a large sum of moments. Those moments that we overlook, those moments that we take for granted, those moments that we waste, those moments that we rush... each one counts. Each one matters.
I've been thinking a lot lately about how I spend my free time. Sure, a large chunk of my day is spent at work, but that doesn't mean that I am without spare time. I have more openings in my schedule than I think, and that's probably because I typically waste those openings with things that don't matter.Read More
And at the end of the day, who cares if I have a visible six pack? That is not where my value comes from. My worth is in Christ alone. I am created in the image of God, and I have been asked to treat my body like a temple for the Lord - giving it proper exercise and nourishment, but not becoming so obsessive about aesthetics that it starts to become an idol.
You are beautiful. You were fearfully and wonderfully made. You have value. You are worth more than you know. You are not a number on a scale or a progress picture on Instagram. You are a daughter of the King.Read More
For whatever reason, I seem to have prioritized knowledge about God over knowledge of God in the past. So, I'm really trying to enrich and deepen my personal relationship with Him now. I've realized that I have been a Jesus stalker more than I have been a Jesus follower or a bride of Christ -- if you know what I mean...Read More
It seems like so many of us (myself so often included) claim to not have time to spend time in the Bible every day. It's like... once our schedules start to get busy, that's the first thing that get's omitted.
But we aren't completely devoid of time.Read More
God is calling us to something much more beautiful than knowledge of facts or a practice of rule-following. He is inviting us into an intimate relationship with himself. And that's not a privilege we should neglect.Read More
It's pretty hard to be apart from all of my family during a holiday… to be honest. My husband still isn't up here, and I've never not seen my parents for Easter. I definitely almost cried during church today because of how much I miss everyone. I don't think I'd be able to survive this without the incredible network of friends I have up here. Thanks for creating a home away from home for me, and for helping me deal with my homesickness!Read More
Keller starts to define peace by saying what it's not: the opposite of peace is fear and worry (Eph 4:6). That's tough for me to hear because I am SUCH a worrier. I am the type-A girl who likes to know logistics months in advance. Having the rug ripped out from under me is not part of the plan, and it gives me anxiety.Read More