Shining with Hope

Shining with Hope

I wrote this piece back in January, when the COVID-19 crisis seemed far off and was something only occasionally in my newsfeed. But as the deadline for this piece came closer, I realized that while the topics of everyday conversation have changed drastically for most of us, the sentiment is still the same. While we […]

My Faithfully Sure Calling Part 2 

My Faithfully Sure Calling Part 2 

Click on this link to find the first part of My Faithfully Sure Calling published in April 2018. After over a dozen years of being in the same church, I’ve come to know the ins-and-outs of our building and a lot of the congregants. As plenty of you are in similar rural and small-town ministries, […]

So this is Love

So this is Love

“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if […]

The Value of Wisdom

The Value of Wisdom

1 My son, if you receive my words     and treasure up my commandments with you, 2 making your ear attentive to wisdom     and inclining your heart to understanding; 3 yes, if you call out for insight     and raise your voice for understanding, 4 if you seek it like silver     and search for it as for […]

The Christian Millennial

The Christian Millennial

I read an interesting article on millennials in the last few weeks and suddenly as I was reading the article some pieces that had been floating around in my heart shifted and thunk fell into place. The article mentions a study that says millennials who were born under the prosperity of the 80s but came […]

Psalm 103

Psalm 103

Today in church we sang Matt Redman’s 10,000 Reasons and I stood in the back of the sanctuary, as usual, with my toddler on my back in the carrier, correcting the other children in the pews around me, making eye contact and smiling at those who I missed greeting during the handshaking time; and all […]