It's easy to forget the weight of my sin. I want to trust completely in His grace but have a "by no means!" attitude toward continuing in sin. I find that I'm either prideful and confident in my "works" or that I'm desperately aware of my faults and am drowning in discouragement. I also often … Continue reading Grace Alone
The books of Haggai and Zechariah both take place during the reign of Kind Darius, over the course of his second to fourth year of reigning. These books seem to be intertwined in their messages to the people of God. While studying these books, I immediately see two major heart issues with God’s people- priority and heart motive.
I want to know You in the mundane. I want to know You and be known by You in the every day. I want to know You in the magnificent and in the ordinary. I want to know You in the natural and in the supernatural. I want to see You in everything You’ve made. … Continue reading I am.
In our pursuit of self-care, we have forgotten the ultimate act of self-care: time in His presence. This year, there has been plenty of talk about self-care. We are encouraged to take long baths, incorporate retail therapy, meditate, or read a book. We are taught to step back and take care of ourselves first, so … Continue reading In our pursuit of self-care, we have forgotten the ultimate act of self-care.
Motherhood is full of conflicting emotions. As a mother, you somehow feel both deep sadness and deep joy with each passing moment. You mourn the time that has gone by and the moments that you can't get back, while rejoicing over each new achievement and memory. Gone are the days of separating these emotions. Motherhood … Continue reading When My To-Do List is an Idol
I remember so clearly the moment when God first put it on my heart to start a Bible study at my college. It was the summer before my sophomore year. I was so scared to begin, because I wanted my Bible study to be open to anyone and everyone that wanted to hear the Word. … Continue reading Everyday Faithfulness
Deciding to embrace the idea of parenthood and trust God's timing on the start of our family was a little terrifying to me. I always desired to be a wife, but I never gave much thought to being a mother. I didn't want to give of myself to the extent that I knew would be … Continue reading A Worthwhile Sacrifice
8 weeks. I can hardly believe it, but our sweet little one is set to arrive in only 8 short weeks. We had a baby shower for him two weeks ago, and the excitement has been steadily rising. It seems only fitting that I share his name with you now. The name Ryman Thomas is … Continue reading Ryman Thomas
Most people get excited about their golden birthday and for good reason. It seems so monumental to finally hit that year. I still have a couple of years to go before I can claim mine, however. Strangely enough, my excitement wasn't over turning 27 on the 27th. I had a strange hope and anticipation about … Continue reading Year 25
Today, I want to share not only our exciting reveal but also my heart. My hope is that I would always remain open and vulnerable so that God can use my story. Being transparent is often difficult and is definitely not glamorous. It's easy to make our lives look picture perfect from the outside. I … Continue reading Oh Boy