Why Today Is Better Than Yesterday

Spring is my new favorite season. I’ve fallen in love with its scents, and sights, and how it tells fresh stories of nature’s renewal. Every day, blossoms get bigger, trees grow taller, and leaves sprout greener, as they seem to speak a singular message… Today is better than yesterday. Today, nature stands sturdier, and fuller, […]

Inspire: Incomparable Love!

“And I pray that you…grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” Ephesians 3:17-18   In our language, in our culture, love is thrown around quite a bit. I can tell you these truths for me– I love popcorn and pizza. I love a soft blanket. I love my family. […]

When You’re Afraid to Be Fragile

Fragile. It’s a word I’ve been paying a lot of attention to lately. See, the truth is, I’m going through a season where I feel physically, emotionally, and spiritually fragile. It’s a hard thing to confess. To admit your strength is wavering, and nothing feels firm, and it all makes you a little afraid. Because […]

God Loved Hitler

“I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”  Luke 15:10   It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that God loves those who do evil. That He loves the gang members that have killed my friends. That He loves the […]

Praying Friends: When Good Things Get Hard

“Brothers and sisters, pray for us.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:25 When good things get hard, it’s comforting to know you have friends who will come along side you and pray. They become the lifter of your hands and the strength of your stance. They bare hope in hopeless situations, and care for you when you […]

Inspire: Ours To Remember

  The egg-stravaganza is over. The woven baskets are put away, the plastic grass is all vacuumed up, the ham is wrapped and packed, the dresses hung back in the closet and the lone hold out egg is still lost out in the yard. Now what? Now what do you do with the Easter hangover […]

3 Things I’ve Learned About Hope

The empty tomb. It seems fitting, this day after Easter, to talk with you about hope and what the hollow (and hallowed) tomb of Jesus means in terms of that hope. The truth is, you cannot talk about the empty tomb of our risen Christ without talking about hope. The emptiness of the tomb is one […]

Inspire: Hope is Rising!

  His followers were devastated. His friends lost hope. His group thought it was the end. But… Sunday was a coming!   They didn’t understand. They didn’t see the Truth. They didn’t put it all together. But… Sunday was a coming!   And with us– Hope can seem lost. Troubles can seem too many. The road […]