I've been reading through Mark real slowly, one could say I'm marinating in it (on it?). And I'm blown away by the things I didn't know or didn't stop to think through before. First of all, I'm not totally sure if I have ever read Mark. If I have it was once upon a summer camp high when I decided to read the entire New Testament every year, and then never finished.
I put a handy little poll on my Instagram and apparently.... Read More
Although for the country as a whole 2016 was a big ole bummer, for our family it was really amazing. But there was something missing all year. Read More
Over the past several months I've thought so much on the topic of suffering and I've learned SO much firsthand. Recently as I was studying through 1 Peter a cross reference led me to Isaiah 53. When I read through it, Isaiah 53:5 was like a beacon, a flag of truth bringing me home from a long and treacherous journey. Read More
I've seen the faithfulness of the Lord! I know this is a sentiment that I've expressed often here, but from where I sit today the land of the living and the dark places were a journey only about a week apart. God's deliverance for us came tangibly, supernaturally, relationally, emotionally, and superseding anything we ever could have imagined. The road to deliverance was long and rough. NO--it was brutal. Never before in my life have I thought I would die, actually die from the daily heartbreak we woke up to each morning in that season. But now, by God's mercy it is THAT season, and not THIS season. I learned so-crazy-much, I hope and believe that I also grew accordingly. Read More
Here's what I'm learning, here's what I'm becoming increasingly passionate about: God himself is the greatest gift (to know him, see him, learn him, witness his work and become a part of what he is doing) so for him to direct my life in a way that points my posture toward him is the best thing he can do for me and indeed worth rejoicing over. That being said...and out of the fullness of my heart I'm believing it more and more everyday...but that being said, sometimes my posture of worship looks like being curled up and broken in humble prayer before the Lord. Read More