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More Than A Sliver of Hope

Though we often don’t understand God’s timing, He always has a plan to work for our good and His glory. Consider the story of Lazarus and his sisters, Mary and Martha. We enter their story in John 11 when the sisters sent word to Jesus that Lazarus was ill. Even...

Finding Belonging When You Feel Like A Misfit

“What would you say to the woman who feels like a misfit?” the woman interviewing me asked. As I considered the question, all the situations in which I’ve felt like an outcast or outsider flitted through my mind: as a young girl on the playground, as an awkward teen...

How To Stop Judging By Appearance Alone

The first time I saw my husband, he had a black eye. My immediate thought was, He sure is cute, but I’ll bet he’s trouble. I better stay away from him. I imagine God getting a good chuckle from this first interaction. He knew what Bryan would mean to me in the future,...

How To Be A Vessel Of God

Do you ever wonder if who you are and what you have to offer is enough? I certainly do. Even as Christians who know our identity in Christ, it is hard to live like it’s true. We feel inadequate and insecure about our capabilities and gifts. We wonder if our everyday...

How NOT to be Passive About Your Purpose!

When I received an early morning call that my father had just had a heart attack, my own heart was filled with fear.  Hurriedly dressing and grabbing my car keys, I rushed to see him, my thoughts swirling frantically. Will he live long enough for me to see him one...

The Plight and Privilege of Motherhood

What in your life is a plight and privilege? Motherhood is for me. I came to this realization recently. I had dropped my son off at school in the morning, and because of extracurricular activities, he was gone until late in the evening. By the time he returned home,...