Learning to breath like a Christian during a pandemic

Honestly I'm angry. It's 10 pm and I just made myself shut off my phone. What I read on Twitter tonight has me writhing in anger! I see people loosing their grip on their wealth and spinning the elderly and vulnerable as worthy martyrs on behalf of the American dream. It makes me want to… Continue reading Learning to breath like a Christian during a pandemic

Where the beauty of God is found: Meditation on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ESV Last summer, after a week long vacation with my family… Continue reading Where the beauty of God is found: Meditation on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

These 8 words: My beloved is mine and I am his

"My beloved is mine and I am his..." Song of Solomon 2:16 So the people who know these things (at least the ones I've heard) say the Song of Solomon is about a husband and his wife.  It's a love story.  Others say its about Christ and his Church.  A love story.  I say yes.… Continue reading These 8 words: My beloved is mine and I am his

Being God’s child changes everything – A meditation on 1 Peter 1:13-16

'Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in… Continue reading Being God’s child changes everything – A meditation on 1 Peter 1:13-16

Monday Meditations: Matthew 22:38-40

Welcome to the late night launch of Monday Meditations. I decided to start a regular series every Monday sharing thoughts I've been chewing on after hearing or reading a passage in the Bible for me, and for you.  I've found when I share something I'm thinking about, particularly concerning the Bible, it sinks in deeper.… Continue reading Monday Meditations: Matthew 22:38-40

The needy in the American Church won’t always be forgotten: Meditation on Psalm 9

When I was pregnant I noticed everyone who was pregnant. When I had a 1969 Volkswagen bug, I noticed everyone with a classic Bug.  And today, when the fire in my belly is still burning from the issue of abuse and the message Christian leaders like Paige Patterson send women, I'm noticing every message in… Continue reading The needy in the American Church won’t always be forgotten: Meditation on Psalm 9

Free- poem and thoughts from 1 Thessalonians 2

I've been thinking about 1 Thessalonians 2 a lot today. It's such a great telling of what the life free of the fear of man looks like as well as a blueprint for ministry, even as a mom and wife. To boldly speak the gospel amidst conflict.  To be gentle, speaking not to please men,… Continue reading Free- poem and thoughts from 1 Thessalonians 2

3 lessons from a seminary podcast

I did a lot of driving yesterday and today.  The German Shepherd we rescued late last year was scheduled for neutering today in east Mesa, about an hour and 15 minutes of heavy traffic metropolis driving away. Driving on a six lane highway through Phoenix in 112 degree weather is not in my top 100,000… Continue reading 3 lessons from a seminary podcast

thoughts from a Mother’s Day Sunday

Yesterday being Mother's Day, me being a mom and a having a mom and knowing moms and women who long to be moms and/or grieve the loss of their children, it was a day full of thoughts turned prayers.Yesterday also being the last Sunday in a series on marriage at my church, and me being… Continue reading thoughts from a Mother’s Day Sunday

A slow-to-believe believer’s thoughts on Good Friday

It's Good Friday.There's a tsunami of meaning in those three words.Maybe for you it's just TGIF.I get it.  Honestly, I grew up hearing the story of Jesus' death and resurrection, but for years it made no connection with my soul.  If I'm honest the celebration (if you can call it that) of Good Friday has… Continue reading A slow-to-believe believer’s thoughts on Good Friday