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?
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.
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.
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.