Hope in these Times

The burning message in my heart to share is hope. As the flower that finds its way up through cracks in the concrete, this hope comes from a place of trial. We wouldn’t know the anchor of hope for our soul without being hard-pressed on all sides by trouble. From news media highlighting “the sky … Continue reading Hope in these Times

Uplift Women

It's a special Motivation Monday when I get to introduce this lady who's like a sister to me. We wonder amused and amazed at how far God has brought us from freshmen at the private high school we coincidentally attended together! (I say coincidentally because but for the divine intervention of Jesus, she never would … Continue reading Uplift Women

There Is Victory

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18) After spending a tumultuous year abroad on the mission field, I clung to this promise from Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. “Our present sufferings” for me was the feeling of being misunderstood, … Continue reading There Is Victory

When the Empire Falls

As I hurried down the metro stairs to catch the train out of Paris, I saw the mother with her empty stroller just in time to slow down as I rounded the corner. Her little boy had almost achieved a great victory as his stubby toddler legs escalated the final step. I couldn’t help but … Continue reading When the Empire Falls

A Brief Diary Entry by a Goody Two-Shoes

Alright, I admit it. I'm that girl who does extra credit before the teacher even announces it, that girl who decorates her room with flowers and Eiffel Tower emblems, and Friday night "turn up" usually includes a steaming cup of chamomile tea and a Netflix show. I'm that girl who nods along at church and … Continue reading A Brief Diary Entry by a Goody Two-Shoes