I reflected back on the last 20 years, which were far from horrible. I felt that most of my greatest experiences were actually happening now, in my 30s. I realized that, though life has been far from easy, the experiences and opportunities I’ve had are probably very unique from many outside of my community, and academic acquaintances.
As soon as we landed I felt different. A long awaited smile broke through under my mask and I’m sure the sunshine reflected the gleam in my eyes easily. In just 6 hours I was transported from 30 degrees with snow to 80 degrees with sand. It’s kind of miraculous when you think about it,… Continue reading Christmas In The Sand
Sometimes God is just funny. Like, I normally think about Him in terms of being loving, and gracious, and kind. Caring, and gentle, and intimate…but not really funny. Today, I had to literally laugh out loud though, because I realized, He really does have a sense of humor. The Guy is a straight up comedian.… Continue reading Do You Want a Cat?
Psalms 139:1-3 NKJV “O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways.” God is acquainted with all of your ways. Do you know what that… Continue reading God Will Hook You Up!
Now that I’ve walked some with Jesus I can look back on the path and see His hand, working, molding, shaping and developing. I kicked and screamed during most of that development but still, He had His way. A friend of a friend had to give up a relationship recently. She cried, he cried and… Continue reading A Mysterious Love
My dad just sent me a pic of a diet coke bottle with my name on it and instantly I thought of the Father and His love for me. The first thing that went through my mind when I got the pic was “He IS thinking of me!” (in reference to the Lord, b/c… Continue reading The Power of A Diet Coke
Sometime last year I needed to go to the DMV and get the Title for my car. As I sat waiting, several people smiled at me. It caught me off guard. I’m not used to people I don’t know being friendly. One person made conversation. And then when my number was called and I missed… Continue reading Perfect Love Casts Out Fear
This morning I had a great time with Jesus. We met around 4am and for about an hour I struggled to get out of bed, make some tea and move our meeting spot to the living room couch. I read an old journal last night and it stunned me how much I have transformed over… Continue reading Morning Reflections
You may hear me talk a lot about God’s grace and unconditional love on this blog. And that may make sense since the title is “His Love is Better than Wine”. But I don’t discuss this topic so frequently because I am such an expert in understanding His Grace and Love. I actually discuss it… Continue reading Less Than Ideal
It is both unsettling and relieving to awaken to one’s own “neediness”. Unsettling because the pride I was subconsciously clinging to in my walk with Christ is being dispersed. It is relieving for this very same reason. One cannot be prideful when one sees this unattractive quality about themselves. Or at least a quality that… Continue reading The Selfish Saint