Do the Thing that Makes Your Heart Sing

The greatest gift you can give to the world is yourself. Your own, unique, creative self. To make something out of nothing is a sacred and holy act.  If what you dream will bring forth any good, if it will make another feel less alone, if it will put words or melody to a person’s emotions, if itContinue reading “Do the Thing that Makes Your Heart Sing”

When Depression and Anxiety Attack

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever–Psalm 30:11-12 The only way I know how to describe depression and anxiety, isContinue reading “When Depression and Anxiety Attack”

Comforted to Comfort

Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves received from God– 2 Corinthians 1:4 I had just turned twenty-one when I found myself staring down at a pregnancy test that had two pink lines in the result box. Those lines only meantContinue reading “Comforted to Comfort”

Stop Seeking Approval from People

But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostlesContinue reading “Stop Seeking Approval from People”

Our Adoption Story Part 2: Waiting and Listening

My eyes wait for You and You give me food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy me with favor. Psalm 145:15-16 He whispered to my heart that He wanted my family to care for orphans. Sometimes I wonder if I didn’t have a habit of spending time in His word if IContinue reading “Our Adoption Story Part 2: Waiting and Listening”

Say Yes to Being Used

I was a young woman when I was first asked to teach the word. It was not a big fancy invitation. It was a simple request from a pastor at my church. I have to admit, when he first asked me, I was scared! Like, shaking in my boots kind of scared. I would beContinue reading “Say Yes to Being Used”

Are You Feeling Forgotten by God?

Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and in due season He will exalt you. 1 Peter 5:6 I was sitting on my couch trying to have some time spent with Jesus, but I was distracted. This particular morning I wasn’t feeling thankful or filled with any expectant hope. I know that I doContinue reading “Are You Feeling Forgotten by God?”

Leaving the Wilderness and Entering the Promised Land

  For the Lord your God is bringing you in to a good land, a land in which you will eat with out scarcity, in which you will lack nothing- Deuteronomy 8:7 As soon as our plane landed in Seattle, I knew I wouldn’t like it there. It was dark and dank with a constantContinue reading “Leaving the Wilderness and Entering the Promised Land”

Finding Fulfillment

“There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink and make himself enjoy good in his labor. Even this I have seen is from the hand of God.” Ecclesiastes 2:24 I used to manage a coffee shop. There were things that I  genuinely enjoyed about it-the hustle and bustle of busyContinue reading “Finding Fulfillment”

Use Your Talents and Doors Will Open

His master said to him, well done, you upright and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into and share the joy which your master enjoys- Matthew 25:21 Have you ever wondered if what you have to offer is enough? If yourContinue reading “Use Your Talents and Doors Will Open”