Spiritual Growth, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

Girl, Jesus is Better

If I’m honest, it’s been a rough week for me. I’ve felt swallowed up by my feelings. And the worst part is - it felt good. It felt good to be angry, it felt good being “justified” in my emotions. Sometimes the hard part isn’t getting out of the pit. Sometimes the hard part is… Continue reading Girl, Jesus is Better

Spiritual Growth

Trailblazing Pioneers | How to Run When You Don’t Feel Like Running

I don't like to run. I actually hate it. I hate it...with a passion. I overheat easily and my legs get red and itchy. It's in fact a miserable experience. So when I read any type of metaphor about running in the Bible, I have to disassociate it with my full-hate relationship of running as… Continue reading Trailblazing Pioneers | How to Run When You Don’t Feel Like Running

Spiritual Growth, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

Rouse My Soul | Encounters with God on the Dusty Road

I jolt up out of bed fumbling to turn off the alarm. I woke earlier, but decided to rest my eyes for another fifteen minutes and must have fallen back to sleep. I quietly grab my glasses from the nightstand and slip into dining room. The notebook covered table makes me smile. This is my… Continue reading Rouse My Soul | Encounters with God on the Dusty Road

Journaling, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

Where Are Your Feet Taking You?

I get discouraged when I don’t feel like I’m being transformed, even though I’m trying to diligently study God’s word and desire fellowship with him. When I don’t feel different in the sense of experiencing this grand overarching mad-love for Jesus or when I don’t seem to feel him near, I slowly slide into the… Continue reading Where Are Your Feet Taking You?

Journaling, Spiritual Growth, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

The Thing About New Year Resolutions, Word for 2019, and the Book that Revolutionized My Year

I once had a boss who would write reminders on her hands. We'd be in the middle of a meeting when something said would trigger a thought and she'd grab a pen and write a word on her palm. Toy - to reminder her to bring a toy to a birthday party for her friend's… Continue reading The Thing About New Year Resolutions, Word for 2019, and the Book that Revolutionized My Year

Journaling, Spiritual Growth, The Motherhood Chapters, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

Pick Up Your Pen | The Treasured Work of a Heaven Scribe

I found out I was pregnant on Christmas. Well, sort of.  The second pink line indicating a positive was ever so faint, I didn't believe it. I swayed between hope and doubt so much so that I put the test in a bag early Christmas morning and stuck it under the tree only to have… Continue reading Pick Up Your Pen | The Treasured Work of a Heaven Scribe

Journaling, Spiritual Growth

Why Journaling Matters

It was my sixth Christmas when I got my first journal. It was green and had a praying angel on the cover. Even though the pages would be penned in my very large learning-to-write characters and the greatest climax it ever saw was the frustration to be getting a second brother instead of a long-awaited… Continue reading Why Journaling Matters

Parenting, Spiritual Growth, The Motherhood Chapters

Rocking Chair Hymns

It's 2:14am. I sit in the nursery rocking. Back and forth. Back and forth. The chair squeaks in cadence to the rhythmic movement. A half asleep son is in my arms. He slept so well during months two and three, but I'm finding myself having these middle of the night rocking sessions once again in… Continue reading Rocking Chair Hymns

Journaling, Spiritual Growth

The Good Struggle | A Journal Entry

I feel like the Lord is taking me somewhere I've never been. I feel like He desires to grow my faith beyond any experience I've had with Him before. He's at work, He's doing something or He desires to do something, if I'll cooperate. And I'm struggling - The Good Struggle, I call it. Ever… Continue reading The Good Struggle | A Journal Entry