What does it mean to approach the throne of grace with confidence?
Hello, New Chapters. I'm not even announcing a major life change. I'm just turning 40, and I sense that as an eventful decade of my life ends, it's the start of something even better. I've always loved my birthday, and I never really had a hang up about numbers. Until I turned 35. That one… Continue reading Bye, 30s – Thanks For The Memories
God sees all my flaws. He’s the Maker of my heart, the Designer of my life, who knit me together and laid out my steps. He’s formed me, molded me, reshaped me throughout my life. The molding and reshaping is an ongoing process. I am never not in His hands.
This year's theme chose me!
A new take on leftover turkey accompanied by a bright ginger lime dressing
Book Review! Walk It Out by Tricia Goyer is as actionable as it is inspiring. Every Christian has a part in reaching others for Christ - we just have to Walk It Out!
I always feel like I have catching up to do when I miss long periods of time. I know I don't "have to" but this time I definitely will, because there's a story to it. See, once upon a time (around May) I started making baby blankets. I have only made a couple of baby… Continue reading My Week In Stitches – Baby Blankets Without Owners
Ephesians 2:10 tells us that God created us for good works, works that He “prepared beforehand” for us. As someone who makes things by hand, I sometimes wonder if I contribute “enough” to the Kingdom. Goodness, as a mom with a full time secular career I wonder that. But here in Exodus, I find people just like me, prepared by upbringing and situation to be in the exact place God needed to fulfill His purpose. Usefulness is not determined by what we do, but by how we do it - cheerfully, obediently, skillfully, and with complete commitment.
I'm afraid of scarcity. I'm afraid of not having enough. I'm afraid of things falling through, of disappointments, of setbacks, of ridicule, of never recovering from failure. There was a long season of my life that was defined by scarcity (and the fears that accompany it). I don't ever want to feel like that again.
Strength. For the last few years, I've chosen a word or theme as a filter for my goals. Last year was about personal growth, and while I had some very specific goals in mind, the way that personal growth ultimately manifested in my life was totally unexpected. Somewhere around my birthday (which, to be honest,… Continue reading The Word of the Year is….