When pursuing dreams and praying about the future, don't forget about another part of the plan God has for you- rest without worry. I hope you get that job promotion, that relationship, that transfer, whatever you are hoping for in the future. But don't forget... It's also God's will for you to breathe in the … Continue reading Don’t Forget 🙂
God invites us to step out of the boat. God invites us to step into the waves. Too long we tarry, noticing how rough the waters look, and wondering about what specific steps we need to make, especially to avoid getting wet! But sometimes God doesn’t give specific instructions at the moment; sometimes He just … Continue reading What if I get Wet?
I was driving yesterday and praying about creativity and faith. Over the past several months God has been bringing me out of a weird depressed place that left me restless. I’ve written about it before, but briefly some of the struggle was I wasn’t activating faith by letting go of the idea I wasn’t … Continue reading Working the Ground: Faith in Action!
This summer I had been very unproductive; I was feeling down a lot and sometimes slightly out of my mind. Yesterday stands out in my head as a day that helped me heal, and showed a glimpse of what I want my life to look like in the future. I wrote this late last night … Continue reading Things I Learned in the Mountains Today (9/8/18)
I was blessed today. I went to Wendy’s this morning intending to use their coupon “buy anything get a free cheeseburger” for lunch. I couldn’t get the app to work on my phone, but I roughly counted my change and figured I could afford a small cheeseburger and small fry. Well, it was literally all … Continue reading
Waiting for the right one is a common concept sprinkled all over Christian advice for dating, but honestly sometimes that advice can be confusing. I feel like we are told to wait so much that it almost feels like giving up. Stop searching, stop seeking, wait. And in the sarcastic back of my mind, I … Continue reading Wait Means…
“You split the sea so I could walk right through it, My fears are drowned in perfect love You rescued me and I will stand and sing- I am a child of God” -“No Longer Slaves” performed by Melissa Helser, Jonathon David Helser, and Bethel Music Trials test our faith in God- and yet trusting … Continue reading Above the Waves
“10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”- 1 John 4:10 There is power and boldness in knowing we are chosen. We didn’t earn or need to beg for good standing in front of God. He gives … Continue reading Chosen
Storms in Life...Distinguishing between a Call to Persevere or Time to Quit “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him”- James 1:12 It was a Tuesday night in September last semester. … Continue reading Storms in Life
When the disciples saw Jesus at sea, they were afraid because He stood on top of crashing, stormy waves completely undaunted. Having not yet witnessed His death and resurrection, they had only seen a glimpse of His power, but what they had seen was enough to convince many of those around Him that He was … Continue reading Stepping Out of the Boat