I'm pretty sure you haven't missed it. The outside world is a pretty intense place right now. War, division, pandemic… Honestly, if I start listing everything, we’ll all just get depressed. For the past few years, it seems I have lived my life by some verses in Psalms: “My frame was not hidden from You… Continue reading Feeling Lost? God is Already There.
I used to think freedom was something expressed by independence—a liberation from anything which restricted you, but as I prepared to celebrate our country’s National Independence Day, another thought occurred to me. Are they really the same thing? According to the definition, "independent" is defined as, “free from outside control; not depending on another’s authority;… Continue reading In Dependent Freedom
Alligators brushed against my unprotected legs as I stood quivering in the murky, moonlit bayou water. My three bosses--all Jennifer Aniston clones--required me to catch a gator with my bare hands before I could join them in the boat. Then they tossed my bathroom scale in the water. “We need to know your weight before… Continue reading Incomparable: Seeing Ourselves through a New Lens
Whenever I consider our nation's freedom and the men and women who sacrificially served to ensure liberty for you and I, my thoughts immediately jump to the freedom we have in Christ. If I were to daily reflect on all this entails, I'm certain I'd never reach the depths of this gift. And while I'm… Continue reading A Call to Freedom
Learning to depend on God’s plan, not my own, is a constant struggle, and these last few months with the pandemic have made that painfully obvious. I’ve been both completely aggravated and wildly liberated this spring and summer by the inability to plan—well, pretty much anything. And it’s teaching me a lot about what it… Continue reading Learning to Live in the Now