Spring cleaning. It’s that time of year when garage doors open, rakes come out, closets get decluttered, and floors are polished to a sparkling shine… well, in theory, anyway! It would be great if we could just keep our homes and our worlds clean and uncluttered all year round, but the reality is that life … Continue reading Spring Cleaning of the Soul
Where is God when I’m Depressed?
Depressed. Alone. Defeated. How many times have you trudged through your day under the heavy burden of these feelings? For me, it has been far too many to count. If you have walked this journey, or are currently walking it, then you’ve probably found yourself many times asking, “Where is God in all of this?” … Continue reading Where is God when I’m Depressed?
Through the Faded Reflection (Fix Your Eyes on Jesus)
Nothing speaks to my heart like a good object lesson—particularly when that object lesson comes to me out of the blue, almost as if God were downloading it straight from his heart into mine as I take in the world around me. Let me give you an example from a recent experience. I was sitting … Continue reading Through the Faded Reflection (Fix Your Eyes on Jesus)
One Year from Now…
One year from now, I want to be able to look back on 2019 with a sense of satisfaction, joy, and fulfillment. That sounds like a vague answer, but truthfully, I think it’s just as simple as that...
Christmas Means Family
A few days ago, I wrote about some truly magical Christmas memories from my childhood. In that post I shared that, to me, Christmas means family. In fact, every childhood memory that I hold in my heart centers around family, because in my upbringing, family was immensely important and fiercely cherished.
A Better Way: My Personal Summary of Philippians 2:5-11
Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 24: Summarize Philippians 2:5-11 in your own words and how it makes you feel. MY SUMMARY Lots of people give the advice, “just be yourself.” The problem with this advice is that it leans on the deceptive hearts and wavering … Continue reading A Better Way: My Personal Summary of Philippians 2:5-11
Constant and Unchanging—The Faithfulness of God
There are a lot of ways I could answer this question. I could talk about how God has richly blessed us with a healthy baby girl, or how He provided for us financially this year while I was on maternity leave. I could talk about...
A Work in Progress
This is a timely reminder to me that Philippians 1:6 is truly in progress in my life. Sometimes I think we can become so focused on our shortcomings and flaws that we forget about this promise.
Work, Success, Perfection… And How God Addressed these Idols in My Life
There are a lot of times when I question and doubt whether or not I have heard from God. But then there are also times when I feel certain. Every once in a while, God speaks to my heart in just such a way that I can’t deny the divine nature of the message.
3 Ways to Maximize Your Time’s Potential
Time. We all have the same amount of it, but for some reason, none of us ever seem to have enough of it. We always want more. More time to spend with our families. More time to get our work done. More time to relax. Time is an interesting commodity in that sense. On one … Continue reading 3 Ways to Maximize Your Time’s Potential