Trusting God Doesn’t Require a Backup Plan

I’m in a season of waiting and preparing.  Waiting for the next location, home, job, friendships, and season of life.  I’m preparing for it as much as I can by reading, learning, planning, creating Pinterest boards, and joining Facebook groups.  While reading about Joshua and his big “sun stand still” prayer in Joshua chapter 10,…

A Bethlehem Inconvenience

This month I joined a 31 day writing scripture group (find the plan here). With it being December, we’ve been writing about 4-5 verses a day that tell Christ’s birth story. It’s been an amazing journey as I’ve studied the early prophecies about Jesus’ birth up to the main event. In the past, I’ve focused…

Imperfect Genealogy

This morning, as I read Matthew 1, my intention was not to stay in chapter one. In fact, in my pursuit of knowing Jesus more, I expected to read several chapters before coming across anything I could learn from or apply to my life. I have often glossed over these multiple names that were both familiar…

Sweet Mercy

Have you ever had ill thoughts about someone? Ever made up your mind not to do something because that would be helping another (not so nice) person out?  If you’ve answered no to those two questions, go on about your day and skip this post.  For those of us who would like to hide our…

Blaring Restlessness

This morning as I sat down to my scheduled “Meeting with Jesus,” my mind ran over the list of things I wrote down last night that need to happen this week. No matter how many verses I read or additional resources I attempted to soak in, my concentration was just not there. My body was…