The past few months have been one filled with change. At the beginning of fall I left a job doing amazing work and moved full time into working in mental health (also doing amazing work). This of course came after finishing my PhD in Psychology and no longer having the role of grad student. And
Recently I was in a meeting at church and the pastor asked us several questions about the hopes for the new year and there were two that he asked that I just could not answer. He asked “what are you hoping to see God do in you?” And he asked “what are you hoping to
As a child, I remember singing a song that the chorus went like this ” Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.” This chorus, spoke to my heart then, and it still speaks to
We all know how much is said about our words. We teach children to think before they speak right? As children when we say something mean or hurtful we would be asked to apologize and think about how that makes the other person feel, right? Kids try and be strong against the mean words with
I don’t know about you but I have this tendency to be incredibly stubborn at times. You know like when I am comfortable and God is calling me into the uncomfortable places. Maybe you know this struggle? In a perfect world, I would be the one that would make everything happen, behind the scenes, you
It was a hot humid summer night, you know the kind, where your clothes stick to you and we had just arrived in New Orleans for our missions trip. We were standing outside and in that place I prayed the prayer that would change the trajectory of my life forever. It was July 2000, that
This past year, the verse for the year was Psalms 1:3 “He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither;And whatever he does shall prosper.” For me it was a season of putting down roots and being planted. It has been
I don’t know about you but I often have these grand plans to do things, things that are good, things that will help people, that can transform a generation (well at least in my mind) and sometimes I get so caught up in my mind that I forget to listen to what God’s plans are.
He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. (Jeremiah 18:6) When I see a verse come up more than one time in a week, it is usually a reason to stop for
Recently I was reading a book and I read a quote that struck me. “You could memorize the entire Bible and be able to discuss minute issues of biblical scholarship and yet fail to experience the truths found in its pages” (Seven Realities for Experiencing God: How to Know and Do the Will of God).