Tagged with Faith

Stop it, God

Yesterday my three-year-old came up to me crying because he bumped his head. A few minutes later, he smashed his finger in his toy truck. As I was hugging and consoling him, I sympathized, “You’re just having a really tough time today, aren’t you?” To which he sobbed, “Yeah, God needs to stop doing that … Continue reading

Control Freak

While thinking about these lessons I’m learning about my immaturity and entitlement, I was reminded of a blog post on letting go that I wrote a while back. Reading over it, I realized God was actually starting to teach me some of these things back then… about 4 years ago! But apparently I’m a slow learner so … Continue reading

Setting Down the Gavel

“Give your mind a break from its habitual judging. You form judgments about this situation, that situation, this person, that person, yourself, even the weather—as if judging were your main function in life…When you remain preoccupied with passing judgement, you usurp My role.” ~Sarah Young, Jesus Calling (p. 268) I’ve long wrestled with the reality … Continue reading

Hiding from God

Have you ever played hide and seek with a toddler? It really challenges your acting skills. Because they’re not all that good at hiding. Usually, when my 3 year old hides, some part of him is in plain sight, but since he can’t see me, he believes I can’t see him. So I purposely wander … Continue reading

An Invitation

Hi friends! I bet you thought you’d never hear from me again. I admit, I haven’t blogged in a awhile. Maybe more like a long time. Okay, so maybe I had to blow a bit of dust off the keyboard to write this! But you know, I’m at peace with that. Ecclesiastes teaches us there … Continue reading

You’re Not That Special

Sometimes we have trouble believing that God really forgives our mistakes. We know all the verses that promise His forgiveness, and we believe they’re true…for other people. Just not us. We’re too messed up. Our mistakes too ugly, too shameful. I’ve got a got a couple of blunt truths to share. First, you’re not that … Continue reading

Giving Thanks in and for Everything

In honor of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share these beautiful (and challenging) thoughts about giving thanks from Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. Facing the abandonment of God Himself (does it really get any worse than this?), Jesus … Continue reading