Spiritual Journey

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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The Lord is in your Midst

The Lord is in the midst of you, you will not fall. In times of overwhelming gladness, He is in your midst In times of tears that will not stop, He is in your midst In times of anxiety that won’t let go, He is in your midst In times of dancing til the break…

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Hi, My Name is Sara

A couple weeks ago I was feeling really anxious. As always, Adam was listening patiently to my worries and scurries. In a fit of exasperation with myself I exclaimed, “I hope this anxiety is ok with you. It’s not gonna go away when we get married. I’m just an anxious person.” (So annoying, I know.…

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Nothing Can Separate

I long to be more firmly rooted in the Love of Christ in a way that changes me. In my first moments every day, before I really know I’m awake, I long to be soaked in Love. I long for my first thoughts to be that I dwell in unspeakable Love. I pray that Psalm…

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Tummy Time

Our God is responsive. He is empathetic and His posture towards us is confident grace, gentle and full of power. He is sufficient and His covenant is strong love. The Spirit led me into a new level of healing this week, a grace that He has been preparing me for 12 years. The Grace itself…

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Be Loved (if You Dare)

In July 2016 I wrote a blog called Be a Friend to Yourself. Learning to be my own friend was the journey I went on that year. As I approached 2017 in my typical goal-oriented way,  Jesus and I had a little chat: “Jesus, this year was great! I’m feeling very blessed and hopeful for what…

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Learning Kindness

Choose Kindness. “Choose Kindness” is a phrase I hear a lot. Our culture loves to talk about kindness and how much we need more of it in the world. I certainly agree. I want to be kind. I want others to be kind to me. I want to see kindness. Kindness has never been something…

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