Response and Responsibility

“God is just calling you to give it a shot.” Francis Chan I teach a great group of high school students every Sunday morning. We do a video based lesson and spend a lot of time in discussion. These past few Sundays we have been studying Francis Chan’s series Finding Truth. Francis has a lot…

Called to Love: Loving the People Who Don't Deserve it

I’ve started thinking about it far too early. I know it’s coming. In a matter of months, some of my most beautiful, sensible, well-meaning friends will get their hackles up and then… Election time will be in full swing. I know. Maybe you don’t want to think about it yet. Made you look! Sorry. I…

3, 2, 1… Celebrating the New Day

Have you ever had someone you really wanted to talk to and your message was super important, then you got some terrible news about someone else and all of the sudden your news seemed… meh? That’s the position I am working from right now. Not that this post will be “meh,” but I have really…

God is Redeeming it All: Thanking God for the Broken Things

I live in a home of broken things. There are very few things of beauty or value that have crossed our threshold and not been chipped, shattered, or mangled in some way. The echo of my mother’s lament, this is why we can’t have nice things, reverberates in my head as I clean and prepare…

Fixing our Eyes: Why it is Critical for us to Seek God First

I am blogging from my phone. Cool, right? I mean, who wants to look like a professional writer tapping on her MacBook keyboard when she can look like an anti-social social media addict? After months of preparation, I finally got around to installing a new hard drive on my computer today. Super speedy, I would…

Own it: Why Boasting in God is What We All Need

I’m such a loser. Hold up. First of all, this is not a cry for help. I am not begging for affirmation from anyone. Not even myself. The truth is I’m a fraud. I say I’m a writer, but when it comes to actually sitting down and writing, I find that those dishes really need…