Who is the greatest leader you've ever followed? Why did you choose that person? Nehemiah was pretty great. He was unafraid to call people out, but he led with his actions as well as his words. He was consistent and he was faithful. Each of us has a position of leadership - even if just … Continue reading Learning From a Great Leader
Every once in a while I like to throw out some of my vast knowledge of pop culture. Ok, that’s not true, though I did find myself enjoying a Lizzo song on the way to work this morning (admittedly, I have no idea who “Lizzo” is). I do, however, like to let you know when … Continue reading The Request and Dedication Line
Though notably disturbing, Psalm 137 is quite relatable. No, not verse 9, but the sentiment behind longing for what used to be. The Israelites had been in exile, where they stayed for 70 years. They missed their homes, their traditions, and their regular way of life. For us it hasn't even been 7 months and … Continue reading Longing for Normalcy
Because we are old people, my husband and I sometimes watch part of the 10pm news in bed. A few nights ago, the anchor briefly mentioned a study proving parent’s stress can be passed onto children. My husband made a quick quip about how stressed our girls were going to be if college football got … Continue reading An Obvious Point
http://www.hilariousgifs.com/father-teaching-his-son-a-valuable-life-lesson/ Wednesday's psalm is one that resonates with me...unfortunately. It reminds us how easy it is to trust in things we can see and touch more than we trust in God. I'm ashamed to admit how often I find myself doing that. When faced with a tough decision I will ask a friend, read a … Continue reading Who can you trust?
I am over the pandemic. Admittedly, I have had it very easy! My husband and I both still have our jobs and my family is healthy. I cannot (strike that – should not) complain! But I’m over it. The sense I get is that everyone around me, whether you’ve faced significant hardships or not, is … Continue reading Why Did You Stop Fighting?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5m09rqOoxE There are so many ways to praise God, the important thing is simply that we do it. If you don't like the video above, find a different song or video you like and take a few minutes to praise our God who is worthy of all our thanks and praise. July 13: Psalm 92 … Continue reading We Were Made to Praise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrNhoCVTAg4 I love putting my kids to bed at night. I like praying with them and getting those quiet few minutes to sit, talk (where applicable), and give a few more hugs before they go to sleep. The other night, while rocking, I had a profound experience with my 2.5-year-old, Georgia. Georgia is very much … Continue reading Deep Questions: Toddler Edition
This week we have several psalms that focus on the cause and effect of our relationship with God. God, you did _________ so I'm going to praise you. This is something I've been working on for a while with my two year old and it's an easy thing to start with your kids too. Georgia … Continue reading “Thank You” Like David, not Dido
Has your view of God changed over the years? Not to sound judgey, but I hope so. Maybe he started, in your mind, like a magnanimous grandfather, then became Santa Claus-esque, then maybe a hard-nosed cop. Based on what we want and don’t want, do and don’t like, our views change. But, hopefully, as we … Continue reading Does God Change?