“He said, 'Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.'" Genesis 22:2 "Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. But … Continue reading Abraham and Isaac: Foreshadowing the Sacrifice and Redemption of God
Each January 1, I take some time to pray over the upcoming year and to ask the Lord for a representational word for the year ahead. I spend time asking Him what He wants to accomplish in my heart and life. I thoroughly enjoy watching Him bring that representational word to life bit by bit … Continue reading Fearless in 2020
“And Sarai said to Abram, ‘Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children by her.’ And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.” Genesis 16:2 ESV "And Sarai said to Abram, ‘May the wrong done to me be on you! … Continue reading His Will. His Timing.
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