Asking the Lord hard questions does not mean our faith is wavering; rather asking God these honest questions produces a greater trust in Him. It’s admitting that we can’t do it on our own.
I was planning on staying home and preparing for my first year of teaching. But God had another plan. He sent me to Cambodia for three weeks. I had no idea why, but after much prayer, I decided to obey His call and go. I thought that He would reveal His purpose for me going…… Continue reading Holy Frustration
The past few weeks have felt like a dream. I am cleaning out desk drawers full of sticky note reminders and packing up clothes and random junk I’ve collected the past 4 years. Looking back to my freshman year, I had no idea just how quickly this moment would come. People would tell me that…… Continue reading pieces of my heart
Comparison. The thief of joy. The thing that keeps us up at night wondering: “if I were just a little bit better, more like her, skinnier, more outgoing, not crazy…” The list goes on and on and on. Comparison can make our minds race and at the same time make our lives halt. When we…… Continue reading Your name is Beloved
I feel like it has been too long since I’ve sat down to reflect. But something beckoned me to sit down and start writing. I should be asleep, but my thoughts have to be organized first – so here we are… For the past few weeks, I’ve been insanely busy student teaching and attempting to…… Continue reading The Fight
Why I am constantly hanging on to my sin? Why do I cling to it more closely than I cling to my Lord who died for my sin to be forgiven? Today I think we are all trying to save ourselves. Something that can never be done. But nevertheless, we try and try and try…… Continue reading I bear it no more
Immanuel. I love this word. I recently read it while rereading the Christmas story in Matthew (1:23), but it wasn’t until then that I fully took in the context of the word. It means God with us. And the word with means to be accompanied by. We are accompanied by God. The Lord of all creation.…… Continue reading Immanuel