Praying through a Psalm of Hope

Praying through a Psalm of Hope

I’m not sure when I began doing this, but I often find myself in town with a few minutes between appointments or before needing to pick up the kids from school. Enough time to want to be productive, but not enough time to head home, unbuckle a toddler or two, and then get them back […]

Hope for the Bruised Reed

Hope for the Bruised Reed

Matthew 12:15-21 15 Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all 16 and ordered them not to make him known. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: 18 “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,     my beloved with whom my soul is […]

God’s Plan for our New Year

God’s Plan for our New Year

We all want to begin the new year with a fresh start, a clean slate, a new planner with blank pages. We clean the house, get rid of all the unworn clothes in our closet, and make a list of habits that are going to be our new habits. And then by February 1 we’ve […]

Giving Ourselves

Giving Ourselves

6 Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ. 7 But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. 8 So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you […]

Find Your People

Find Your People

I’ve heard a lot of pastors’ wives receive the advice to be careful whom you trust in your congregations and where you make friends. I think it often makes us wary of those around us in the pews and sometimes hinders us from loving people freely. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: […]