Spiritual Formation

Daily Time With The Lord

There are many things I admire about my mother. One of the biggest has always been her devotion to the Lord. I have fond memories of her cozied up on our big green sofa with her Bible, journal, highlighters and notes scattered all around her. I remember specifically the mornings I would get up before

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Seeking Biblical Community

When I moved overseas sixteen years ago I found myself thinking a lot about community. I guess moving to a new place reminded me immediately of what I had left behind. I realized just how much support, encouragement, love….well community I had with my church family and how hard it was going to be to

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Running God’s Race

What a mighty assurance we have from Proverbs 18:10: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Yet, even in this comfort, I have struggled with the thought of wanting to run away from new situations even when God has clearly called me out and into

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Recognizing His Beauty in the Change of Seasons

My children were asking me just the other day, “Mommy, what is your favorite season?” My answer for the majority of my life was, “Summer!” My birthday is June, it’s time for the beach, watermelon, no school, swimming. I mean really what is there not to love?! Ok! Yes its hot, the humidity is bad,

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Our Daily Crosses – A Simple Plea

I could hear echoes in the deep well of spiritual maturity from which her pleading and begging came, and I was confronted with the realization that my daily crosses, though they are mine to bear, are not solely for my benefit or reward. My perseverance and faithful obedience through the trials of this life is

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