Last week, Jamin and I helped lead a high school mission trip to New Orleans. We got back last night around 7:30pm, and we have used today to rest and regain some energy. The trip wiped us out, but it … Continue reading New Orleans Part 1: St. Louis
A few nights ago my husband and I changed our routine a bit. We normally pray together a few times a week, not counting quick prayers in the morning or at night, and our Bible reading is usually done independently. We are reading through the book of Isaiah together and praying together every day. We made a list of 11 things that we are going to pray for every day. We want to make this a regular thing each day. The last few days have been really great. I love getting to hear his perspective on what we read, and … Continue reading Pray Without Ceasing
Millions of people celebrated the coming of a candy bearing rabbit yesterday. I hope that many more millions were celebrating something much bigger – the resurrection of Jesus from the grave. In the days leading up to Sunday, lots of people talked about Jesus. They talked about why Jesus would do what He did and what it means for us. They talked about how He was welcomed upon entering Jerusalem and how the same people that welcomed Him were in the crowd yelling, “crucify him,” only days later. On Friday, people talked about the punishment Jesus would receive on our … Continue reading He Is Still Risen
Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe this has really been my life – that I’ve actually gone through all of these experiences. Twenty-six years isn’t much, but those years have been filled with a lot of life. Here I am, coming to the end of the first period I’ve had in 3 years. It’s so strange. At the beginning of the week, I told many of my friends about it, and they all responded with excitement. They know what our story has been. They know the grief and the heartache we’ve endured, so they know what this means for … Continue reading Celebrating This Weird Thing
The last 2 weeks at church have focused on our identities as men and women. Q touched the tip of the iceberg, but if you can get this, I believe you’ll have a great foundation for digging deeper into who … Continue reading Identity – In the Garden
It seems like the grandest gesture one can make – to die for another. Jesus even says that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for a friend (John 15:13). It’s the most romantic thing a … Continue reading My Love, Will You Die For Me Today?
I wonder if I, at the time of His birth, would have realized the magnitude of what was happening, had I been there. Would I have believed He was who they said He was before the miracles? Before His sermons? … Continue reading Immanuel, God IS With Us