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”
I’m going to ask for a moment of honesty here without judgement: Though I love missions very much, I’ve never been total believer short-term mission trips. I already…… Read more “a skeptic-turned-believer of short-term missions”
Dear Kenya, I could really sum up our time together as a continuous dialogue of “asante” “karibu” (but let’s be real: I will never brief enough for…… Read more “dear kenya, we aren’t that different”
(Disclaimer: You might think you know where I’m going with the post and be tempted to click the exit button. Feel very free to do that, but…… Read more “the largest lie we believe about social media”