True Faith in the Tears: A Time for Lament

Honestly acknowledging the reality of life in a fallen world doesn’t represent a lack of faith. Admitting the truth doesn’t mean that we think God has lost control.

Who Do You Trust? How to Experience Contentment

While contentment may not just magically appear, one day we may all of the sudden realize that we too have learned contentment through our experience of walking with God. I’m guessing it won’t be in spite of our circumstances, but because of them. #TrustGod #SeekGod

Who Do You Trust? Rethinking Contentment

Paul’s contentment is rooted in his dependence on Jesus. When he is weak, then he is strong. It is God’s grace that is sufficient, not Paul's abilities—or ours. #TrustGod

How to Praise God When the World is Shaking

Sometimes we can focus solely on praising God's character and works, but sometimes our hearts are broken and we are confronted with the brokenness of the world. In these places, maybe we can blend our praise and prayer. We can choose to seek and to trust God in spite of our circumstances, letting our praise lead us to prayer for His kingdom to come. #TrustGod #Prayer

Songs in the Dark

When we don't know how to pray, the Spirit intercedes and God gives us words. Sometimes, though, the words aren't the ones we expected. #TrustGod

Getting Honest. Again.

"My Truth" Being honest about my feelings of loss last summer wasn’t the end of the story. As I’ve continued to reflect on those events and experiences, God has been highlighting for me that this kind of honesty is something He calls each of us to continually. This call requires us to be honest with … Continue reading Getting Honest. Again.

Getting Honest

I’d finally been honest and stopped trying to put a brave face on it. My words weren’t pretty and I wasn’t gracious, but God had gifted me with understanding and compassion. In my mourning, He provided comfort.