Hope doesn’t disappoint….or does it?

But that’s not all! Even in times of trouble we have a joyful confidence, knowing that our pressures will develop in us patient endurance. And patient endurance will refine our character, and proven character leads us back to hope. And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love…

Faith and Feelings

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19 This past week, I have lived out the age old conflict between faith and feelings. Let me explain: You know how God has incredible promises in His word? Promises like how He will work something good out of whatever situation…

The Place where Joy and Sorrow Meet….

There is a place where joy and sorrow meet, where the line is so thin it’s blurred. There is a space where laughter mixes with tears, where the happiest times are tinged with more than a hint of sadness. There is a place we get to where it is difficult to tell whether the tears…

Don’t Give Up….

There’s an old poem I read growing up and it stuck with me….(I’m not sure who the author is): When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,When the funds are low and debts are high,And you want to Smile but have to sigh.When care is pressing you down…

When it lasts longer than you thought…

We as Christians often talk about hard seasons in the context of their transience….that they wont last forever, that you have to push through them, that there are blessings in the midst of storms, and lessons that are often only learnt in hardship. And there’s truth in those things. But we’ve often overlooked the middle…..the…

What I Know About Being Brave

You know, I used to think bravery was a lack of fear. I used to think I had to be fearless in order to be brave, that I’d have to wait until I felt brave before I could do things. So I used to beat myself up whenever I felt afraid, because fear meant I…

God Shows Up

(Hey y’all! Apologies for the two weeks of silence. Life happened and my schedule got crazy, and I barely had energy to do the things I needed to do, let alone find time to write. But I’m back now. ) **** God shows up. When you’re tired. When life gets hard. When you don’t know…