paths of progress

I was honored to have the opportunity to share a guest post at Satisfied by Grace today. This blog belongs to a wonderful friend of mine, and I would encourage you to check out her writing! From time to time, we inevitably look at our lives and question whether we’re getting where we want to go. That... Continue Reading →

faith & the Mona Lisa

Suppose you viewed the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. As the most famous, valuable painting in the world, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, it would be hard not to revel in the moment- regardless of the degree to which you appreciate the art for its aesthetics. As you experienced art at its height,... Continue Reading →

again & again

The world is a repetitive place. Life moves along in days, seasons, and years. Each day we get up, eat three meals, and go to bed again only to repeat it tomorrow. King Solomon recognized this: "The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. The wind blows to... Continue Reading →

truth for your hard times

Where do you go when you're facing your hardest times? I've been noticing a trend lately: when people are in a difficult trial, compassion and truth are often pitted against one another. Perhaps you've noticed this, too, depicted in media and hinted at in well-meant advice. Either we sympathize with with a hurting person, or we... Continue Reading →

perfectly compiled life

Social media is the perfect place to find perfect looking lives. Sometimes it feels like every Instagram account records the life of an adventurer, heart filled with beautiful dreams while inhabiting the coziest coffee shops around. It can be hard not to look at social media sometimes without wanting a life like that.  What if you had everything... Continue Reading →

how about a ‘thank you’?

When I met a well-known preacher at a conference just several weeks before turning twenty-one, he asked me if I was fifteen. That certainly was not exactly what a hoping-to-sound-mature twenty year old was looking for. In the end it didn't matter because my point in meeting him was not to talk about my age but rather... Continue Reading →

happily being with christians

Earlier this year, I wrote about selfish fellowship- interaction that is merely looking out for one’s own best interest under the guise of actually caring for others. I had been around other Christians and it had discouraged me.  But now, after an incredibly refreshing weekend of fellowship with saints, it seemed fitting to again revisit... Continue Reading →

there’s nothing like a morning

Morning is a beautiful time of day. The sun pushes through the nighttime sky, rising in a brilliant array of colors. The world seems to wake up slowly and quietly- just the way it should- and with a surprising freshness. In spite of all this, rising early is difficult for some people. Personally I've declared, "I'm not... Continue Reading →

ahaziah’s fifty-one servants

There was once a wicked king in Israel named Ahaziah, and although his nation was God’s chosen people, the God of Israel was far from his mind. “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this sickness,” he instructed his messengers when a time came that he finally felt a... Continue Reading →

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