A New Appreciation for Adam and Eve

I really enjoy putting myself into Bible stories. I believe that so much can be gleaned about who we are and who God is when we put ourselves into a particular scene and watch it play out. If we understand what these people might have been thinking or feeling or imagine how we might have […]

Separate But Together

Pre-coronavirus, I went grocery shopping once a week, but once this virus began spreading through the nation and my state, I dialed it back to once every two weeks to limit the number of times I had to leave my home. I go to the same grocery store at the same time like clockwork; I […]

Combatting Shame’s Lies in Daily Decisions

I was a teacher for a few years, back in my early twenties. I would be with the pre-schoolers in the morning and in the afternoon would have ages 3-11 all in the same room for after-school care. One of my favorite things about that time in the afternoon was sitting with the older students […]

Learning to Work From a Place of Rest

The past few weeks have been full of madness and stress and deadlines and severe lack of sleep. And, as I look ahead at my calendar, it’s just going to get worse in the coming weeks. There’s a looming deadline ahead of me and, even though I know I’m going to make it and it’s […]

Letting the psalms fight your battles

Through the course of the years and trials, I have come to having times of enough is enough.  However, I have found reading the psalms repeatedly until the words jump at me to be just what I need to cling to during periods of problems, despair, and depression.  My healing ministry is about letting Jesus […]