Hope and Love

The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas… What does that even mean? As a child, this phrasing meant a swirly, whispering wind that traveled through the air, passing the lit-up Christmas trees with gorgeously wrapped presents beneath them, or past stockings hung on a mantle over a crackling fire, or through a kitchen full of savory and sweet… Continue reading The Spirit of Christmas

Heart Issues, Showing love

Heart Condition Change

Did you know today’s children and young adults are the least Christian generation our nation has ever had? It’s true. So recently, when my daughter came crying to me about “fake” friends who consistently lie (about big and small things) and have no follow-through on what they say they’ll do, I reminded her about the… Continue reading Heart Condition Change

Worship

An Untapped Way to Worship

I’m convinced exercise is the most underrated way we can tap into worshipping God. Some of you just decided to quit reading but hear me out. Have you seen superstar country singer Carrie Underwood’s latest commercial for her athletic clothing brand, Calia? In it, she talks about putting herself first when it comes to exercise… Continue reading An Untapped Way to Worship

Resting in Christ

Resting in God’s Grace is Sufficient for Me

What does it mean to rest in God’s grace? Does that sound theological and religious to anyone else? Consider 2 Corinthians 12. Paul asked Jesus to remove a thorn in his side, something Scripture doesn’t reveal but that made Paul feel weak. Jesus response: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made… Continue reading Resting in God’s Grace is Sufficient for Me