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”

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”

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”

Body Beautiful

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14 I’ve always been on the bigger side. I was a ten-pound baby and now I am a five foot, ten inch woman. I have big bones. I have big hands, so big thatContinue reading “Body Beautiful”

Unforeseen Victory

Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into it’s sheath; shall I not drink the cup that is given to me?” John 18:10-11 Fight, flight or freeze. How do you respond when you feelContinue reading “Unforeseen Victory”

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”

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”