Inspired by Hope

“We continually thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 1:3) 1. Work produced by faith. What does that look like? ...

Beloved

28. February 2011 Uncategorized 0
I apologize ahead of time. My posts have dealt a lot with grief since the death of my sister. I pray that despite this topic, there has been something encouraging and enlightening. I know it will be a journey I will walk for awhile. But I also know it is a journey we all must walk ...

A Changing God

25. February 2011 Uncategorized 0
I continue to be amazed by the dichotomy of God. The longer I study, and the more I live, my cookie cutter, poly-ana faith is challenged. Yet, as it is challenged, it is deepened. I’m forced to trust in a God who dares to take me through difficult things to refine my faith. I’m forced to ...

Permission to be Still

23. February 2011 listening, quiet, schedules 0
Permission. I’ve never realized what an important role this word plays in my life until last week. I also didn’t realize how busy I was making myself until I had to spend a week laying low trying to recover from being sick. Being sick, however, gave me “permission” to be still. In January, I made many ...

Permission to Grieve

21. February 2011 Uncategorized 0
I’ve been praying for a friend who just lost a loved one. And in my prayers, I have prayed for her to experience permission to grieve. It may sound like a silly prayer, but in my own experience of grief, I’ve felt as if I wasn’t supposed to do so because of the hope of ...