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...
God is good. Fear is a liar.

God is good. Fear is a liar.

The other day, as I was driving home, our Jeep almost died. And to make a long story short, I found out that our battery had died. So I began to pray earnestly that God would provide for us because we had just finished paying for an expensive heater core replacement...
Can God redeem who you pretend to be?

Can God redeem who you pretend to be?

One of the things that really gets me bothered is when I go into a convenience store, grab a delicious looking bag of chips off the shelf, purchase it, and then open it only to find a bag filled with 30% chips and 70% air. There’s nothing very meaningful or even...