Keep On

If you’ve ever doubted your faith, wondered what the point of prayer is, or just want to read some vulnerable thoughts, this post is for you. I’ve gone to, volunteered, and even worked in a church most of my life. My involvement has differed depending on my location, the church, and my spiritual status at…

30 Days through the Bible: Week 3+

This is a three part series. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. Welcome to Week Three Plus! I fell a few days behind on my reading plan, but have continued on. After week 2, I started into the New Testament. Even though it’s much smaller in volume than the Old Testament, I found…

30 Days through the Bible: Week 2

It’s Week 2 (read week 1 here) and I’m two days behind in the 30 Day Shred Bible reading plan, but I’m not discouraged and ready to quit like the many times before when I’ve fallen behind in a reading plan. This week’s course of action has been to read some from the app, use…

30 Days through the Bible: Week 1

This begins week one for me of what I’m calling The Resting Season. We all have seasons we go through in life, and this is my season of having no job, focusing on a few personal things I’ve neglected after putting my all into a job I loved and at times hated the last few…

A card for Miss R

A couple weeks ago, I went to the store to grab a quick greeting card and gift card for a special friend’s birthday. While there, I had a most meaningful interaction with a complete stranger. The cashier in my checkout line was taking a little longer with a customer’s payment than usual. With the next…

Do I believe? 

Lately, I’ve been studying the story of Jonah. Yes, the Jonah who was swallowed by a whale and survived. Wouldn’t be much of a story if the story ended in the belly of a whale, now would it?  đŸ˜‰  I won’t get into specifics about everything I’ve been learning about Jonah and God because I…

Chucking the Cares

Humbling myself looks at the distractions and chucks them to God because He has strong shoulders and all the resources in the world (and heaven) to handle it all.

Gather Manna

This morning I felt lost in my bible study. No, not the kind of lost where I lose track of time. The kind of post where I keep looking at the time reading a passage for the second time and still not actually comprehending what I just read. I know you have these days too….

Uninvited and Dark Corners

I’ve had a tough few weeks. Even admitting that is hard for me, but I say it because maybe this post will help someone. I went through a deployment depression a little late. I felt lonely, but I didn’t want to let anyone in. I was okay with being busy and wallowing in my self-created darkness…

YOU ARE ENOUGH

This week, I wanted to write something to teach you something important. I searched articles about sleep and health related topics. But I think what is really needed right now is me to share an important lesson I didn’t learn from any news source. Something that’s a little more personal. I didn’t grow up in a super negative household or…