Sometimes, when we get stuck in the middle of hardships or challenges, we want to give up. But, if we do, we often miss a great ending. I see this on full display with my daughter almost every time we watch a movie she hasn’t seen. My 8-year-old is not quite a fan of any… Continue reading Don’t Stop in the Hard or Messy Middle by Quinnise Pettway
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.
When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I just want to run away and hide. I’m not talking about the “lock myself in the bathroom for 30-minutes” hiding, I’m talking about the “I don’t even want to take my phone with me,” hiding. The kind of hiding where I don’t want anyone to find me. Most times it’s… Continue reading Let the Son Shine In
I clearly remember the Christmas when I was broken. When I felt like heaven was closed and there was no way God was thinking of me. It was the same Christmas that Jesus put me back together again and reminded me that He sees me. He sees you. Always. I was 21, in college, and… Continue reading The God Who Sees Christmas Grinches
Ah, peace. It can really be hard to grasp in this world, can’t it? Sometimes, the chaos even chases us into our sleep. Have you ever had one of those recurring dreams? The ones that sort of show up every once in a while and come in so vividly that you remember them weeks later?… Continue reading Dig in Your Heels and Hang On to that Peace