There are the books that keep coming back to me. Their pages contain sentences forever etched into the crevices of my heart. They keep piecing me together in ways I didn’t know I was broken, begging me to pull them off the shelf for the thousandth time.
For the audio/podcast version of this blog, click here. If your Instagram feed looks anything like mine, it’s often saturated with this continual theme and phrase: self-love…… Read more “on all the talk about self-love (this post probably isn’t what you think)”
A surprise snow day, February 16, 2021- Birmingham, Alabama Days like this feel like a taste of heaven-meeting-earth, or I suppose really, the New Earth. A reality…… Read more “pondering the new earth on a surprise snow day”
Discipline is for the purpose of bringing someone back into right-living, and inviting them back to live in the truth; not to create a world where that person doesn’t exist just because we don’t want to deal with their mess-ups. Biblical discipline is mandated because God wants more for humanity, AND we (the Church) should want more for that person.
“Christianity is about being a good, moral person, which is achieved by following the rules of the Bible.”
Seems right, right?
Actually, no. Very wrong.
Face-to-face. Same air. Same room. Fullness of countenance. No masks. Full, deep breaths. No fear. It’s been a foreign concept for about nine months now. It’s something…… Read more “contemplating God’s unmasked face (in the season of COVID-19)”
Kyle and I had to completely change our wedding when we got married on March 21, 2020. It was hard to say the least, and we were…… Read more “10 ways to support a couple who lost their original wedding to COVID-19, practically & emotionally”
For six months, I had been dreaming, anticipating, and preparing for the day that was only a week away, the day I would become Mrs. Schumpert, March…… Read more “to the bride who lost her original wedding to COVID-19: yearning for a different wedding”
“The giving of material things is not a promotion of consumerism; it is an expression of care, attention, and love.”
I love a well-thought-out gift. While I would not consider myself a materialistic person, I do love when a gift screams “I know you well, I care…… Read more “how to give meaningful gifts this holiday season (& birthdays!)”