To live in Christ, we are called to be holy. Here are pieces aimed to help us grow in that area of our lives.
I didn’t expect feelings of unworthiness to inundate me in the candle aisle at Marshalls. But when I ran into an old acquaintance and exchanged life updates in the midst of Pumpkin Spice and Evergreen scents, a sinking thought came over me: I am not good enough. It had nothing to do with our conversation, […]
When I was a junior in college, my church announced a need for small group leaders. I thought I might be a good fit, so I volunteered. A few Sundays later, all of the new leaders and the people who wanted to join a small group gathered after church to be matched together. The leaders […]
I joined my church’s worship team in July. I’ve enjoyed my experience as a keys player, which has consisted of learning how to decipher lead sheets, navigate a futuristic keyboard and laptop setup, and play with in-ears and electric guitarists. At the same time, I found myself wanting to buttress my growing technical knowledge with […]
I’ve prayed for something for a decade that hasn’t yet come to pass. There are months where the sting of waiting wanes. But there are those where it doesn’t, where the seeming interminability of the situation – and God’s silence – threatens to overwhelm me. I’m guessing I’m not alone in feeling the Lord’s silence […]
Two years ago, I was finishing up my undergraduate thesis. My advisor was a suave Ivy League production, and his affirmation meant more to me than…almost everything. When he treated me as though I were his equal and took my ideas seriously, it made me feel as though I were jumping into another world that […]
This week, I found myself more cognizant of my dependence on the grace of God than I have been in a long time. I was fearful and anxious instead of remembering that God knows me. I fell into familiar strongholds of my flesh, which shouts at me: You act this way, and yet say you love God? You’ll always be this way. You’ll never […]
I used to try to be a life-raft instead of a rope thrower. God changed me, and I’m grateful!
I write about how God healed my heart after a challenging season of life.