An Abundance of Emotion

Several years ago, in a small group setting, the group was asked to name something we had experienced since we had encountered Jesus. My immediate response was “peace.” I was slightly taken aback by the group leader’s follow-up question, “What if God took your peace away, would you still love Him?” The answer was, andContinue reading “An Abundance of Emotion”

A Reflection on Christian Women and Marriage

Before I became a Christian, I had a very narrow-minded view of what Christian women looked like. I knew what I thought I had heard in church about what a woman’s role was. It did not fill me with hope. For a very long time, it also kept me away from exploring the faith IContinue reading “A Reflection on Christian Women and Marriage”

Bit and Bridle

“Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.” (Psalm 32:9) Whenever I encounter this verse, it sometimes troubles me because I don’t want to be that person who God has to drag kicking and screamingContinue reading “Bit and Bridle”

Finding Joy

Joy (noun): (def)The emotion expressed by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires; DELIGHT. The expression or exhibition of such emotion; GAIETY. A state of happiness or felicity; BLISS. A source or cause of delight (definitions from www.merriam-webster.com). As I was researching for this blog post, I learned somethingContinue reading “Finding Joy”

Push Through the Awkward

Have you ever shared something on social media you found funny, but that was met with the deafening silence of crickets? Or that upon further reflection, you realized it might not have reflected the love of Christ or the person you want to be? Happens all the time, right?  This is not a new phenomenon,Continue reading “Push Through the Awkward”

Square Pegs. Round Holes.

Have you ever watched a young toddler play as he or she matches each plastic shape with the corresponding cut out in a familiar type of children’s toy? The concentration on the child’s face, their little fingers moving as much-needed shape recognition and fine motor skills are developed. Then the squeal of delight as the perfectContinue reading “Square Pegs. Round Holes.”

For Those in Extended Job Search

Spoiler Alert: I am going to talk about God, and His work in my life. You are free to stop reading at any point. It sometimes feels like I have been in job search for decades. Seriously. Early on in my career, because loyalty was no longer valued in the workplace, I was coached to startContinue reading “For Those in Extended Job Search”