He’s Got the Whole World..You Know the Thing..

Sometimes prayer seems futile. It’s hard to imagine things actually changing when we voice our concerns to God and ask him to fix what’s wrong. Because sometimes we’ve prayed and seen exactly zero results. That friend keeps going under with their addiction. The cancer doesn’t go away. The better job opportunity goes to someone else….

Self-what?

I am beating myself up this morning because I caved and got a strawberry milkshake at Chick-Fila last night. That little voice is saying, kind of loudly, “Who are you to write about self-control?” Shut it, Devil. We are all works in progress. Just because we have not mastered something does not mean we haven’t…

Exclusive

Christianity is true and all other religions and worldviews are false. I know. I’m so close-minded. Your truth says something different. But the thing is, there is no “your truth”. There’s no my truth either. There is only the truth. So how can I make this truth claim? Logic, reason, and personal experience. I know…

Pan-What?

Last night my husband and I watched a clip from an episode of Blue’s Clues. This popular children’s show, targeted at kids age 3-5, was centered on a pride parade, and a drag queen sang out about how proud these different families were to have same-sex parents or even pansexual and asexual family members. Blue’s…

Open-ish

Happy Tuesday. So, because I’m not exactly sure what to write about this morning, I thought it would be a great time to tell you something I’ve avoided talking about. My hooha. More specifically, the improbability that I will be able to have a baby without divine intervention or some pale person in a lab…

I like Big Buts and I Cannot Lie

What situation seems impossible right now? Where do you feel helpless? I have good news. If you belong to Jesus, there is always, always, always hope. We have a God who is present and powerful. Things may not look good right now, but God is in control; working all things together for the good of…

Unplanned Blog Post

I stood outside an abortion clinic last Thursday and cried as couples went in and payed someone to kill their babies. A small group of us were there to pray and offer resources for crisis pregnancies, but no one changed their mind. My spirit was so heavy the rest of the day. My heart hurt…

Going Viral

These are strange times. I’ve never been part of a plague before. It’s hard to remember what it feels like to just go places without worrying about who might be carrying a deadly virus. Or if there will be toilet paper. Really, doomsday preppers? You had to take ALL of the Charmin? We are blessed….

40:40 Day 37

Danielle and I became friends while arguing on Facebook. A guy friend we had in common had put up a post about God, and Danielle, being a science-minded college student, was pushing back against each faith- based comment. She and I got into it, respectfully, and we went in circles. Finally, I just said, “Hey,…

40:40 Day 36

My friend Alicia has the gifts of prayer and contagious laughter. Both equally important. I knew she would set an alarm for some weird time, like 5:37 a.m., each morning and she would pray for Cyprus or whatever God was laying on her heart, and then go back to sleep. I really admired her dedication…