my top 5 takeaways from my trip to Haiti

my top 5 takeaways from my trip to Haiti

      “Thank you Jesus. I am finally at peace.”       These words concluded my final prayer in Haiti this year.       Along with some other leaders in our church, I was recently able to lead a team of 12 people to visit our sister church in Desriveaux, Haiti for...
4 Ways To “Love God With All Your Might”

4 Ways To “Love God With All Your Might”

Have you ever been overwhelmed by all of the things that people tell you are vital to your faith? Does it sometime seem like there are a thousand hoops to jump through and endless ladders to climb if you want to get to God? When it comes to walking with God, there is...
He wept…

He wept…

The day wasn’t even over, but already I had attended a friend’s funeral, attended to my very sick daughter, and was heading to visit a student of mine in jail… Days like this make me weep because of the brokenness that is the world around me. I don’t...
Waiting for a breakthrough…

Waiting for a breakthrough…

Recently I saw a cute inspirational quote on Facebook (I know…shocker…) that said “Water cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” And though it captured my attention due to its pithy brevity, it captivated...
Imperfect mugs. Perfect grace.

Imperfect mugs. Perfect grace.

I. Love. Coffee. Mugs. I have so many different coffee mugs from different places around the world and from different seasons of my life. I have fancy coffee mugs, little cute clay mugs, and large this-is-way-too-much-coffee-for-anything-I-could-possibly-do-today...
In your footsteps

In your footsteps

The other day, I heard a weird *clunk clunk* traveling through my living room. I looked around the corner to see my daughter had grabbed my shoes, and stepped inside of them, and started to try to walk around. It was hilarious! This really caused me, not only a lot of...
Never beyond hope

Never beyond hope

Recently I was reading and studying in the Book of Ruth, and I was struck with the question: what about this book makes it worthy of being in the canon of Scripture? Why is this book just as much God’s Word as Genesis, the Psalms, or Romans? It’s how the story ends....
Please say no to worry

Please say no to worry

When I was a kid, a lot of the adults in my life took upon themselves to help me to know how to navigate this world. They showed me how to do things like go to the bathroom, tie my shoes, do scientific studies, perform on stage, throw a baseball, shave my face, choose...