My son hates tummy time. And even though we only make him do it for ten minutes a day, he pretty much screams the whole time. While it kills me to hear him cry, I know how critical tummy time is for his development and for strengthening his little muscles. I know it will serve … Continue reading For our good and our growth
I first felt compelled to try to give up hurry and worry for Lent when I found this note tucked in my Bible next to the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10. It was a poem I had written some years back and it read: Lord, prune the Martha spirit away from my … Continue reading Lent 2022: Choose the better thing
The timing of Lent this year feels special to me because it also times up with the final weeks of pregnancy. Baby boy is due at Easter, and while we actually have no clue when he’ll make his appearance, I love the idea of spending these last weeks intentionally fasting something in preparation for this … Continue reading Lent 2022: fasting hurry, surrendering worry
“Give us this day our daily bread” is a hard prayer to pray, especially in seasons where the future is uncertain. In Exodus 16, we see the Israelites waking up to find just enough manna covering the morning’s dew to meet their hunger for that day. For 40 years, they had to trust that God … Continue reading One day at a time.
One of my favorite parts about summer is Pierce being home in the mornings. Normally he's already out the door and in his classroom before my alarm even goes off. But during the summer, we get to spend the mornings together, part of which includes praying and reading the Bible (usually on our back porch … Continue reading Keep knocking.
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. For as long as I could remember, I would wake up to the smell of breakfast casserole and the sound of the Easter Song by Keith Green blaring through the house. To this day, I still play the song every Easter for nostalgia’s sake and because I absolutely … Continue reading Easter weekend reflections
“For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” – Luke 6:45 It’s not lost on me even as I write this blog the power that words can have. They can bring life or they can bring death. They can tear down or they can lift up. It’s a funny concept to think about … Continue reading The weight of our words