Spiritual Growth and Gifts

I wrote the following as a blog submission for Theophany Media, an online organization connecting the arts to spiritual formation and transformation.  Although this one was not accepted, my second submission was…so stay tuned for that publication!   I thought I would share this one as a prompt- an invitation to reflect on the gifts GodContinue reading “Spiritual Growth and Gifts”

The Battle to Decrease

“There is no win in comparison.”  A few years ago our church went through a sermon series entitled “The Comparison Trap.”  Since then, the above opening statement has echoed in my mind any time I start to compare myself (or my life) with others.  Still.  Some days it’s a challenge not to be swept awayContinue reading “The Battle to Decrease”

The Remedy for Discouragement

Although we’re only one week removed from Easter, today’s post comes from a seed of inspiration planted this past Christmas.  Strange timing? Maybe. Or, perhaps there’s no time like the present to connect these two seasons.   It’s a Wonderful Life is a classic Christmas movie loved by many for the last 7 decades.  I hadn’tContinue reading “The Remedy for Discouragement”

Celebrating Emmanuel

What a wonderful day celebrating our Emmanuel ❤️ Even though I’ve heard the Christmas story more times that I can count, it never ceases to amaze me that Jesus left His Heavenly glory to live here on earth for 33 years. Thinking about the humanity of Jesus seriously blows my mind. Jesus ate food. I’ve alwaysContinue reading “Celebrating Emmanuel”

A little excerpt:

There’s a line in the popular Christmas song “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” that I love: “Peace on Earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.” The word “reconciled” means “to restore friendly relations; to work out differences; to be at peace with one another.” To truly be reconciled with someone means that whatever theContinue reading “A little excerpt:”

3 Days from Christmas

Something I was thinking about the other day… I came across a familiar verse the other day: “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). Interesting timing considering we’re 3 days from Christmas; the time when most people are dreaming about all the packages under theContinue reading “3 Days from Christmas”