John 1:15 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. Where is Grace? There’s grace in the child’s face Who says, “I forgive you, Mom”. There’s grace in the … Continue reading Where is Grace: A Poem
Psalm 40:5 O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them. It is not just small children who are filled with wonder. I have … Continue reading Wonder, Not Just for Children
2 Timothy 1:10 And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News. The Messiah Shouts of shame to His name As He hung By the support … Continue reading The Power of the Cross: A Poem
I am slowly coming to terms with my life before I knew God. For me, one of the biggest challenges is teasing out truth. Looking back, I hid a lot of things that happened from people at school because I wanted to fit in. Truth was denied, pretended, and stuffed way down to a place … Continue reading Belonging with the Truth of Your Past
This has been a summer worthy of its own hashtag. If I had the time or the desire, I’d go back through each sad event between May 8th and the day I posted about Irma’s projected path (because at press time, she hasn’t made it to the U.S.) and tag it #thesummerfromhellcontinues. As I … Continue reading The Necessity of Undoing: A Guest Post
“Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” Colossians 4:5-6 We may miss His work Unpaid and unplanned How can this be? Our Father in Heaven, His mighty sovereignty Purposely places … Continue reading Missing His Work: A Poem
Early in my walk with God, I had not yet studied Jesus. I was not aware of His sacrifice for us. I really didn’t even understand He was part of God. My Father in Heaven who lavished me with amazing love … I believed He was real. That in itself was spiritual growth coming out … Continue reading The Hurricane Without God
If we are honest with ourselves, we all want to fit in. It would be our most comfortable way to be in the world if wherever we went, people liked us, and included us in their social and visionary missions. It hurts when: We do our best to comment on other blogs but receive no … Continue reading Where do I Belong?
“The only thing that truly matters is whether a person will accept the God who will make him holy. At all costs, a person must have the right relationship with God.” Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest In contemplating being right with God and following His command to “love thy neighbor as thyself” (Mark … Continue reading Who is Your Neighbor?
I was in 10th grade, away at a boarding school where my clothes did not compare to my classmates. Field hockey had been a source of competitive and social fun in middle school. Not in high school. My head was filled with questions. Why did we have far less money than any other family at … Continue reading The Backstory to My Depression