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”

Women Rising

The church is dying. It’s been in decline since 1976 and had its most drastic downturn in the last twenty years. But don’t worry, there is hope, a solution to the problem. You see her every time you look in the mirror, the one who brings hope and gives life. She is you. Yes, that’sContinue reading “Women Rising”

Mothering, Identity and Putting Our Family First

I used to think that I wanted to do something big for God. I kept telling Him I would do anything, and with that, I expected that He would tell me to do something crazy hard like sell all my stuff and move to Africa to become a missionary. For many years I thought that to do something big for God meant that I would work at a church or start up a non-profit or a ministry or preach the gospel to the masses. I wasn’t quite sure what it was that He’d want me to do but I was sure it had to be something grandiose and lavish. Something that I would be proud of and would make a difference in the world.

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 1: Desire

It’s funny how God works. Even as a little girl I remember saying that I wanted to adopt children. I didn’t know any families who had adopted but I thought, “why would I have my own kids when there are so many children out there who need a home?” I was just a little girl,Continue reading “Our Adoption Story Part 1: Desire”

Mama: The Unsung Hero

Train the young women to love their husbands and children. To be self controlled, pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God might not be reviled. Titus 2:4-5 We all want it, to be important, to matter. To feel like we are making a difference in the world.Continue reading “Mama: The Unsung Hero”

Stop Praying For Open Doors

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 I knew what it was that God wanted me to do, or at least I thought I did. I felt a longing, a nudge.Continue reading “Stop Praying For Open Doors”

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?”

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”