Boston

Last week, I went to Boston. I usually take one solo trip a year where I just go out and explore a new place. It’s became a rhythm in my life that really refreshes me. On this trip, my body was so tired, but my heart and mind were so refreshed. One spiritual lesson popped…

Lent

This year, I dove deep into observing Lent. It wasn’t something I grew up with in my non-denominational church. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I started learning more and finding ways to make the Lenten season a part of my regular life rhythms. I feel like for too many years, Easter just…

One Year Reflections

One Year Reflections Tomorrow marks one year since my blog went live with my introduction of what made me start it in the first place. In some ways, it doesn’t feel like it can possibly have been that long and in others it feels like something I’ve always done. I want to say a big…

Cookie Connection

Sometimes I see life lessons in the oddest moments. This last year, I’ve been praying for God to show me clearly all he’s teaching me and help me slow down enough to notice each thing me puts in my path. He has certainly done that as almost a year of blogging has shown. The other…

Grace

I’ve been reading and hearing a lot about grace lately so it’s been on my mind. One of the places I heard it talked about was on the Sleeping at Last podcast, episode 4. The singer is in the process of making a song for each of the nine Enneagram numbers. The Enneagram is a…

Genie Part 2 and Rethinking God

Last week I talked about getting convicted for spending a majority of my prayer time asking God for things. I did an experiment for myself for a few days. I decided not to ask God for anything during prayer time. It led me to some interesting conclusions. 1. I did ask God for a lot…

I Know He’s Not a Genie

Today (March 3rd) I got majorly convicted at church about the disparity between what I know to be true about God and what my reaction to events in life shows me I believe. I’m still processing so I may not have this wrapped up all neat and tidy. Let me start at the beginning and…

Even When It Hurts

I don’t like pain. I don’t think anyone does, but it’s not always avoidable nor should it be. I have learned more in the rough times of life than through the good times. I wish it wasn’t that way, but I’m grateful that through pain God is able to refine me and make me better.…

Life’s Symphony

This week I heard a song called “Symphony” while I was listening to the radio. It’s probably a new song because I heard it several times this week. Some of the lyrics really hit me. It has a really catchy tune too. It says: “‘Cause even in the madness, there is peace Drowning out the…