Why Letting Go is Beautiful and Necessary

It’s 6PM and 92 degrees outside as I write this post. I wanted to talk about autumn and falling leaves and letting go, but maybe summer and flip-flops and adventures are a better choice. No. I think I’ll just pretend my air conditioner is blowing a cold north wind and my orange blossom, green iced […]

I’m Not Signing Up For Perfect

“We don’t have to be perfect to be a blessing. We are asked only to be real, trusting in His perfection to cover our imperfection, knowing that one day we will finally be all that Christ saved us for and wants us to be.” – Gigi Graham Tchividjian Are you trying to be perfect? Is […]

When Forgiving is Just Too Hard

“Forgive … as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32 MSG For most of us, forgiveness isn’t a matter of should, but a question of can. I know I’m supposed to forgive, but I don’t think I have the strength, or (let’s be honest) the desire to forgive. The Bible speaks over and over […]

The Truth of Who You Are

“God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.” – 1 Corinthians 3:17 NIV “If I was to meet your closest friend, what words would she use to describe you?”   I recently heard a therapist ask this question. It can be a tough one to answer. What would your closest friend say about you? […]

Be an Awesome Friend, Deploy an A.N.D.

“Friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.” – Philippians 4:8 MSG So you have this friend …   She sighs heavily as she plops down beside […]

Apple Pickin’

“Thus by their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:20 NIV       Apples have gotten a bad rap…biblically speaking, that is.   THE very first sin had to do with an apple. Well, not really an apple, in fact the actual type of fruit is unknown, but somehow the “forbidden fruit” that ol’ […]

God, Don’t Give Me Strength!

The Sovereign Lord is my strength. – Habakkuk 3:19 NIV And so it begins…   For the next six weeks we’ll work and plan and busy ourselves to exhaustion.   Our home, family, and life will display perfection of the highest order. Turkeys, Christmas lights, and shopping sprees signal lofty expectations we’ll have of ourselves […]

Carpe Diem

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” Proverbs 27:1 NIV     I recently saw the statement, Carpe Diem, on a university logo. It caught my attention. I thought how wonderful for that institution to remind its students of a basic tenet in life.   But then […]