Give Thanks

If I’m being real honest, I’m not very good at giving thanks. I don’t keep a gratitude journal and I don’t blog on 30 Days of Gratitude. When times are hard, I’m prone to complaining and when things are good, I’m prone to forgetfulness. Thanksgiving does not come naturally to me. But, I do know …

Abundance

I have long suffered with the idea that difficulty equates with virtue. Of course, suffering builds character and life is hard. God calls us to be like Jesus and take up our crosses. But, He also calls us to abundant life. We are called to see His abundance and generosity in the midst of the …

Love God, Love Others

Between studying for next week’s podcast on contentment in relationships and celebrating deep friendship this week for my birthday, God has revived in me an old prayer in a new way. I pray almost daily for God to help me love Him and love others. God has deepened this prayer even more for me this …

Broad Spaces

I grew up in Texas. Most of my life, I heard that Texas was big, like really big, the land of wide open spaces. But, until I moved away and now only go back on sporadic visits, I didn’t really get how big and spacious my home state is in comparison. I love living in …

Small Things

"Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Zechariah 4:10 By nature, I am a "go big or go home" kind of person. If a small idea can't grow into something grand and something grand quickly, why even try? I'm …