In the last several hours remaining before we enter into a new year, it wouldn’t do any harm to meditate on things that are “new.”
How do you choose joy when you are tired, afraid, frustrated, angry, etc.? Joy is in such conflict with each of these feelings. And yet, isn’t joy supposed to be a huge part of the Christian life? These are questions I have faced a lot in the last several months as God has begun the process of teaching me just what choosing joy means. I just want to take a few moments and share with you some of the things I have personally been learning about joy.
Have you ever had heart issues? I’m not talking about a hole, or a heart attack, or anything to do with your cardiovascular system. I’m talking about your spirit. Have you ever felt the stab of your own critical spirit, or felt the strain of depression or discouragement? Have you ever felt the wild, out-of-control… Continue reading 8 Questions That Can Change Your Thinking
Our marriage so far has been packed with adventure, laughter, sweetness, and romance; but it has also had its share of challenges, tears, and lessons. And those are the things I really want to talk to you about in this blog. Because marriage is a little bit like sand– beautiful, glistening in the sunlight, and… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned in Seven Months of Marriage [Part Two]
Seth and I were married about seven months ago, on June 3, 2016. It was a beautiful day, planned largely by my mom — she has so much talent for planning lovely events! It was amazing to see how God worked all the details out! I found my dream dress and it didn’t cost… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned in Seven Months of Marriage [Part One]
I am not ashamed. I’ll tell anyone, any time of day! It’s not a secret; honestly, I’m very open about it! I love coffee. Cold brew, iced, cappuccinos, lattés, Americanos, cortados, PSL, or a simple cup from a French Press— I love it! Ask me about local coffee shops, or quality of the nearby Starbucks; watch… Continue reading Cappuccinos and Posthumous Gratitude
Sometimes life feels like a roller coaster– going from 0 to 70 mph in under 60 seconds, driving up and down and everywhere else in between.
And sometimes… sometimes life feels like a rickety old rope bridge.
I’m thankful for big things. My salvation. The fact that 2,000 years ago my Savior chose to die on a cross because He knew I needed Him. That He loves me at my worst, and forgives me at my darkest. That He has a purpose for such a broken vessel. That He can turn my… Continue reading I’m thankful.
The truth is, God’s will is not hidden. No, the future cannot be known by us; but God’s will is found in practical day to day commands. Performing the will of the Lord is a matter of daily, moment-by-moment obedience
While I tend to agree with the seeming minority that Valentine’s Day is just another Hallmark holiday, there are some who view it as a celebration of love. Okay, I suppose it can be that too.
So it’s a celebration of love. But what exactly is this love stuff? What does it even mean? Is it tender emotions? Is it sexual? What is it?!