I have sadly heard it said to me, “Well it’s great that you’re learning a lot about God and want to share it, but be careful not to go outside of what God has commanded women to do!”
I can rest assured that my powerlessness to determine my future makes room for me to trust God who is most powerful.
Far too many of our conversations are about why one church is the best in polity, or how a specific kind of music, preaching style, discipleship model, major, leadership training program, or missions agency is superior to all others.
Why, O Father, must I endure this cycle of repentance in hard-heartedness forever?
Jesus was trampled by the wrath of God on our behalf.
To tell my story is to tell of the faithfulness of God.
The gospel is the ultimate "tale as old as time" because we get God.
Christ brought his own petition of a perfect life and signed it in his blood so that the Highest name of all could be given to the lowest of us.
No amount of building that I do in my blanket-fort kingdom will last.
Since we all bear God’s image, we should affirm and celebrate every kind of personality He has designed.
Marriage is not sufficient for life and godliness. Jesus is.
Jesus kills our sin so that He can fill us up and give us life.
It isn’t wrong to have strong opinions. It is wrong to hold so tightly to these beliefs that we dismiss and destroy our neighbors.
One of the most formidable things that shaped who I am today is my sister, Amanda. She is now 21 years old, reads more books than I do, just graduated high-school, and has Down's Syndrome. And she is a means by which God has taught us to love him more.
Journaling is not an end in and of itself; the end is to look to and live by the cross.
The listening, loving, inclined ear of God is a gift that flows from the gospel.
Hope came at an ugly price - the God-man slain for heinous crimes He did not commit.
I want to tell you what God sees when he looks at you, why I love you, and how I hope to encourage you in the midst of our cynical culture.
If we strive to build up one another in our ministries and tune into other people’s feelings, we can help the body of Christ feel unashamed for the call given to them by God.
Even if we don’t feel like God hears us and struggle with doubt, we know that we belong to Jesus.
Love seeks understanding.
Remind women without children that they have everything they need for life and godliness in Christ.
If you know women with children in your church, you’re called to love and serve them.