In today’s modern lingo, we use the word “tribe” to describe a group of people who we feel we can relate to. These are people who we feel we connected to. They spur us on, help us believe in ourselves, and help us along the way. They listen to what others may call crazy and … More Tribes need Diversity
This world-wide web is loaded with information, inspiration, and a whole heck of a lot of interesting stuff. The thing we call the Internet is full of strange, weird, and beautiful things. Yes, there are a lot of un-healthy, ugly, and down-right terrible things there too but, at the end of the day, I think … More Homemade Chocolate Coffee Creamer
Another season is quickly drawing to an end. The summer heat will soon be replaced with the cool Autumn air and then before we know it, we’ll be commenting on the fact that a new year is upon us. I often feel a sort of melancholy when the seasons change. I think about the things … More Embracing the Season
Before you start reading today’s post, I want to warn you. Today’s post is very… Greek. This isn’t a post with “Three things I’ve learned about _Blank_” but it’s a post about my process. Is a small look at how I will occasionally analyze a verse to make it more mult-dimensional for my own personal … More I am A Child of God
Hebrews 10: 25 contains one of my favorite words in the Bible. Parakaleō (παρακαλέω) is the Greek word which we translate to “encourage.” This super fun Greek word is a multidimensional word meaning, ‘to call to one’s side; to address; to admonish; to beseech; to strengthen; to comfort; to instruct or teach.’ I’ve talked about this … More 5 ways to Fellowship
There are things in life that gut punch us. They rob us of our breath, shock our system, and bring all conscious thought to a standstill. Eventually, the questions come even if the breath can’t seem to catch up. Thoughts race and reality seems a nightmare that we can’t out run. Last Saturday, we received … More When it seems like Faith has failed
I’m the wife of a youth pastor so I’m supposed to love church. Right? Well, the honest answer is, I don’t always love church. I should be a statistic when you take the time to add up all of my “church hurt.” It’s not pretty and sometimes I really don’t want to “do church” anymore. … More Do I have to go to church?