Personal Blog

He is Sufficient for Us

On day 38 of quarantine, I continue to marvel at the selfishness and panic of so many people. It’s been a vivid, sobering reminder of the chaos and sorrow of those who reject Christ. I can’t help but think of when Jesus said it would “be easier for a camel to fit through the eye…

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Gospel of Nearness

For about a decade now the Spirit has been teaching me that the Gospel is so much more than being saved from sin. It’s more than the promise of “heaven” and it’s more than being recruited for a life of service. The Gospel includes all those things certainly but none of them are the best…

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Dare to Live Beloved

In 2016, Jesus and I set out on a journey of my learning to be kind to myself. In July of that year I wrote, “Be a Friend to Yourself.” In February 2018, I wrote “Be Loved (if You Dare) Now we’re here – April 2019 – and I feel as though I’ve barely taken…

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Embracing My Journey with Anxiety

I share because I know someone needs to be reminded today that facing our fears and embracing our heart doesn’t always make us feel brave. Sometimes it makes us feel like we’ve actually completely lost our mind this time, but facing that feeling is the real bravery. Sometimes we need another brave, vulnerable human to look us in the eyes and remind us of that.

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5 Songs Jesus Sings Over Us

The Lord your God will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. I am amazed that our Savior and God sings over us. What a tender, yet powerful, reality in His intercession for us. As I have studied the theme of God singing in scripture it has gripped my heart with how it displays the…

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Advent Musings pt 3: Am I Calling God a Liar?

My first two Advent Musings have spoken of the nearness of God. I’ve encouraged us to pursue intimacy with God this Advent. Intimacy with God can be a daunting subject. In this third post, I will dive deeper into practices that have helped me experience this “rooted-to-my-toes” nearness of God. Redefine the Gospel The gospel…

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Advent Musings pt 2: Faith like a Child

They ran up to Jesus, excitement coursing through their veins. He chided those who dismissed them, “leave the children alone…” He insisted with a smile as He drew them near, His voice thick with compassion (Matthew 19:14). I love to imagine the children being brought to visit Jesus. Were some of them crawling? Were some…

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Advent Musings pt 1

“You are closer than the mention of Your name.” – November mantra The mantra Jesus gave me for the month of November has been preparing my heart to usher in Advent. In our humanity, nearness and intimacy are how we experience truth most fully. Jesus became human to help our humanness know God. From the…

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Our New Song

On Sunday evening, Adam turned on “Better Together” by Jack Johnson, which was our song in college days, since we started dating again, and was our first dance at our wedding. As I heard the first notes start to play, I smirked knowingly. “Oh hey,” I called from the kitchen, where I stood making snacks…

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