God’s Inexpressible Gift

I started a journal in March of this year. It is worn around the edges, and the cover is not so white and clean as it once was. It has traveled halfway around the world and back, so the wear makes sense, but its pages are not so filled as the mileage would suggest. I…

Just One Day

What would happen if you committed just one day a week to the Lord? On that day, you would only allow yourself to spend time with Jesus. No worldly forms of entertainment; just prayer, study, and worship. If you have kids, “just one day” sounds impossible. And even if you get “a day off,” you…

The End-All-Be-All of Life

If you are broken, let me cry with you. If you are over the moon, let me rejoice with you. No matter how you feel, don’t let any emotion have solitary dominion over you. You are not meant to be alone. I pray that God would give you true friends in this life who you…

Let it Snow

Usually, when I look at the world from my office window, I can’t tell if any precipitation is falling. I have no point of reference to distinguish between water droplets and the sky above. But, when it snows, I can see every flake so clearly; especially when it falls down in big, feathery chunks. They…

Step Through the Door

A couple Saturdays ago, I was blessed to attend a friend’s wedding in Tennessee. It was kind of crazy, remembering him as a toddler, and then seeing him stand in front of his bride and read his wedding vows. Within that ceremony, I saw a picture of Heavenly grace; God makes everything beautiful and complete…

Living Mithril

The sun hung in the middle of the sky, and I could feel it’s warmth on my left shoulder, making my whole body feel cocooned in light. And as I looked down on the earth below, all of the ponds, creeks, and rivers shone like mithril; veins and pockets of pure light in the midst…

A Prayer in the Dark

Oh, how this world needs You, Jesus! There are so many hearts that writhe in darkness. They are enslaved to sin, and it destroys them as well as those they come in contact with. They appear to be alive, and even normal, but You see that they have given up in the war for their…

The Watchmaker’s Daughter

For the past few weeks, I have been reading through The Hiding Place, a book about Corrie ten Boom’s life. Corrie was just an ordinary woman, simply desiring to follow the Lord’s will. Most of her days were routine, but God was preparing her and her family for a greater work. She could not have…

I Forgive You

Sometimes, I cry, because it hurts so much. Though I still love, it hurts, because my love was rejected. In that moment, I intimately understood the love of my Savior for me and all of His creation, yet it didn’t hit me until today that I struggle with forgiveness. I was hurt, and I committed…

Stand for Life

If you think you can’t make a difference, because you are just one person, stop thinking that. God has called you to be a torch bearer for the Gospel, like a city set on a hill, and a light set on a lampstand that lights up the whole room. You may not feel like any…