• Devotional,  Life

    The Eye Doctor Evangelist

    It was that time of year again….time to get my eyes checked. I hadn’t managed my last contact order well and the remaining pair was getting painful…and I was wearing my glasses a LOT! I arrived at my appointment on the first day insurance would cover me for this year. As I’m sitting in waiting area, anxiety already building over the dreaded ‘puff’ test’, I overheard the tech and another patient. I don’t know what she had shared with her, but the tech proclaimed in a joyful yet understanding voice, “Girl, it’ll all work out. I know it seems rough right now, but God always works things out. Just hang…

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    What Glasses Do You Look Through?

    It’s no secret that we view life through a lens that is very specific to us. This lens is created by our family background, genetic makeup, socio-economic standing, education, and local culture. I’ve heard it said most simply, “All you know is what you know.”. Some of these lenses are good! As Christians, the Bible should be held in such esteem in our lives that we look at everything within the context of what Scripture has to say about it. The Bible is our standard of right and wrong in a world that has blurred the line between. But many times, we end up looking through that lens backwards. We…

  • Life

    Practical Rest In A Busy Culture

    In a previous article we talked about rest, and how important it is that we understand where true and real rest come from. If you haven’t read that article, check it out HERE. It will be helpful in understanding the foundation of this article. I’m a fan of the practical. I don’t know about you, but I need someone to tell me more than just the principal at hand, but how to execute it. My husband is a worship leader, but he’s also a phenomenal preacher. Often times, when he is preparing a sermon, he previews it for me. And for those of you who have heard him speak, you…

  • Family,  Life

    To All Who Are Weary….Rest

    My personal journey over the last several years has been a difficult, yet rewarding season of life. Through a lot of hard work, pain, and grace, I feel like a fog has been lifted. Literally. I’ve been able to take back control of my mind and my time, and use the assets God gave me for His glory and the good of those around me. Before, I’d see an unattainable list of things that a good American woman ‘should’ be able to accomplish, and I’d just shut down, doing none of it. Now, I can prioritize better, and really devote energy to where it needs to go, and see real…

  • Life

    A Beautiful Kind Of Broken

    Brokenness: Being stripped of my self- sufficiency. My pastor used this definition in a recent sermon, and I was awestruck by the simplicity of it. The beauty of it. Not very often do we associate something that is broken with beauty, but life experience has taught me just that over the past several years. God has brought me to a place where brokenness is OK. I’ve always heard 2 Corinthians 12:9- about God’s power being made great through my weaknesses. And I know that it’s the Christian thing to say that I rejoice in my weaknesses. But I don’t think I really believed that down in my heart of hearts.…