Photo by Julian on Unsplash A long-distance friend called last week. “How are you?” I confess, I wanted to lie, “Oh fine, busy as usual but God is good, everything’s fine!” I believe the Spirit checked my words, and instead I said, “Not great, it’s been tough, really struggling this week.” That meant my seasonal depression had been activated […]
Immanuel: Who is this God who is with us?
As I started the week of thinking of being intentionally mindful of Immanuel, God with us I realized if the point is a changed heart and life, not just having a nice word to sing, I need to understand what the word means. If God is with us, who is this God and how can knowing and […]
Immanuel – Do I Really Believe It?
How often during my day do I go about my own business asking for His blessing without seeking His presence first?
Update: This post was actually written several years ago. I don’t know why I never published, but just came across it again. Always so relevant. Still meaningful. To Him be the glory. I have realized something about myself. I guess it started when I was working on writing out my testimony which I shared at our […]
His Love and My Need
Focusing only on His love removes the true power of the cross.
Hello! Wow – it’s been a longer hiatus than I anticipated. Since I set the shut down to update, saving my place with a “Coming Soon” message, my life has totally changed in so many ways. I finished my undergrad (Behavioral Health, Emphasis in Trauma). I finished a certificate in Foundations of Biblical Counseling from […]
Adoptee, wife, mom, friend, business partner, sister, aunt, abuse and depression survivor, teacher, writer, mentor, hiker, wannabe runner, and dreamer, with an eye for all things beautiful and a heart to help others with compassion and grace. But most importantly: I am a Jesus-follower saved by grace and kept from stumbling because of His great […]
Passion Week. Saturday: In The Silence.
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count His sin.” (Romans 4:7-8) “We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no […]
Passion Week. Friday: It Is Finished.
“I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” (Isaiah 43:25) “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked.” (Ephesians 2:1) “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even […]
Passion Week. Thursday: Not Without Blood
“Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering that is for the people and bring its blood inside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, sprinkling it over the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat. Thus he shall make atonement for […]