I wrote this note 2.5 years ago, and stumbled on it again today; this is my prayer today and always. • • During a much needed prayer walk this afternoon, I was reminded of John 3:30, "He must increase, but I must decrease." After a bit, my mind wandered on to reflect more specifically about … Continue reading More and Less
The following post contains ideas that have helped me in my journey with the Lord through eating disorder recovery and wading in the waters of diet culture. If you need medical advice, please talk to your doctor. 😎 • Often, I find myself in conversations with dieters who are not seeing the weight loss results … Continue reading The Holy Salad: Thoughts on Dieting, Eating Disorder Recovery, and Following Jesus
A few weeks ago, my husband, toddler, and I decided to rent the documentary, "American Gospel: Christ Alone." Big mistake. We should have bought it! 😉 We plan to purchase it and watch with friends. Who's in for a Gospel party? If you are curious about the real Jesus and the true Gospel, watch this … Continue reading American Gospel
I often find myself grieving over my own depravity, counting all the ways I’ve failed as a Christian, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, youth leader... Then I remember that, in reality, even when I feel like the biggest loser ever, I’m far WORSE than I realize; I do not have enough hours in the day … Continue reading Bread for Losers
B is a bottomless pit some days. At dinner, he’ll eat as much as a grown man preparing for a marathon, and then half an hour later, he’ll ask for a second dinner... and dessert... and a snack. May we be this hungry for spiritual food. May we seek out the nourishment that only comes … Continue reading 2 Year Old at the Pulpit: Reminders from my Son
I used to think that praying for myself was selfish because I didn’t want to put my desires in the spotlight. I would often ignore praying for myself altogether, but when I would pray for myself, I’d feel guilty about it. Then I started to wonder: Am I missing something? There are multiple accounts of … Continue reading Is Praying for Yourself Selfish?
The concept of self-care has been growing in popularity the last few years. If you are worn out and overworked, you are told you need to #treatyourself because #youdeserveit. Our energy doesn’t last forever; after all, we are only human and sometimes need a break. Even Jesus, who was fully God as well as fully … Continue reading Self-Care Life Hack