Pity Party

Have you ever been hurt? Ever been so depressed or pained that you chose to stay in bed a little longer or get to bed five hours too early? Ever chose isolation over hugs because you didn’t want anyone interrupting your time of saturating sadness? Me too. Sometimes, before I even got out of bed, the sadness completely engulfed…

12 Things I Never Knew About Grace

Grace teaches me to live my life before an audience of One, disinterested in the lofty and lowly opinions of others. Grace reminds me “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (even when a fancy personality test validates major character flaws I’ve been denying). Grace joyfully persists in the seemingly impossible task of making me more like Jesus. Grace says,…

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…

Pitiful

The feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the suffering or misfortune of others is called pity. A few nights ago I read this story about Christ… and a few nights later here I am after reading it about 1000 more times. What kept drawing me back? Realizing how pitiful I was. The story goes…