Christmas Isn’t Just About Family and Togetherness, Thank God.

The paper glimmered, the race to the tree thrilled, the anticipation built. Then, it was over. A strange sensation of dissatisfaction crawled in. Guilt tip-toed behind disappointment. For many, Christmas is either spent sitting among tons of stuff that will only temporarily satisfy — or catching the hint of sadness in their mom’s eyes because she couldn’t afford every single…

your presence is all I am longing for.

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As I write this, I am in the middle of the clouds on my fifteenth plane this summer. Just typing that out sounds crazy. God has taken me so many places this summer, and in every place he has taken me, He has exceeded my expectations, which has looked different…

In Between: the Mountain and the Valley

Have you ever had a divine encounter with God? One where He shows you “this is all that I have for you, all you have in me. This is who you will and are becoming in me? Look at my splendor! Look how I love you and romance you! Come to me!” Oswald Chambers describes…

The in-between

I could write hundreds of blogs about being “in-between” different stages of life. And maybe I will. But for now, here’s in-between blog 1. The focus: the patterns of this world. —- I had coffee tonight with a friend from Europe who told me about this girl he adores back at home, and how they…

Destiny

Last week, a friend of mine came to church. She’d been a few times; I was glad to see her. She sat behind my mom and me. At the end of church, Pastor said, “With our heads bowed and eyes closed, I’m going to ask if anyone wants to give his life to Christ. If your answer is yes, raise your…