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
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
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
Insomnia is a funny thing. 11 pm, and my brain’s like an over excited preteen at a sleepover party. “Let’s stay up all night looooong, girl! I’ll get the snacks!” 3 am like, “You got this! Not even tired yet! What’s next? Read an entire book? Try a new recipe? Run a marathon?” The only time … Continue reading Insomnia
I used to be type A. Needed all my ducks in a row—and quacking in unison, only on command. Then I had to ask myself: Is this a personality quirk... or am I taking things too far? At what point does my desire for order and precision become an idol? If asked to take my … Continue reading Type A