Easter is over. The tomb is still empty. But this is not the end of the story. I am finding myself thinking "now what?" So today I want to share with you what to remember after Easter. You Can't Have The Resurrection Without The Cross I remember back to a flight I was on a [...]
“A perfect gift is not easy.” my husband, Mike, told me this over and over again the past 2 days. And how true the words are. I began to prepare a gift for a dear friend last Sunday. I thought it would have been finished by Tuesday. But I was wrong. The hours that this [...]
I was reading about the Lord’s prayer in Luke 11 today. Jesus' disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. And I was caught by how Jesus opens His prayer. Father, hallowed be your name. This week I had thought a lot about holiness, and what that means. God being holy seems like an [...]
Why should God let me into heaven? Have you ever wrestled with the question if God should let you into heaven? I have just completed reading Ephesians with my dear friend, and if you want to read the gospel wrapped up in a nice little bow, read the first 3 chapters of Ephesians. In reading [...]
My letter to The Guy Who Stole My Car Remember that one time I got my car stolen? Like 2 months ago? Would you believe me if I told you that I still don't have my car back? It was stuck at the dealership for like 8 weeks waiting to see if the warranty would [...]
Holy week. A week we remember why grace is so amazing. It was Good Friday. And I was deeply grieved. I was making lunch and asked Charlie to get my computer from upstairs. He grabbed it, put it on the sink (about to fall in), and I found the cord left haphazardly left across my [...]
This is a letter I wrote to an older "Olivia" but it was inspired by someone who struggles with fearing she won't go to heaven out of the worry she will make the wrong decisions. This letter is for her... and for others who may feel like her.
Santa is a struggle at our house. We don't teach our children about the commercialized Santa Clause. However, in the world we live in, Santa is everywhere. So we need to talk about him. The day after Christmas, we were talking about the North Pole, and Charlie told me that Santa lived there. I responded [...]
What is your biggest weakness? Or maybe your greatest seeming failure, or unconfessed sin right now. Name it. I can tell you my most dreaded one. I won’t, but I will tell you that it is the weakness that is pointed out to me the most, the weakness that I have come the farthest in, and the weakness that I have the farthest to grow in.
This is the weakness that brought me to a sobbing mess last week, because I couldn’t handle the weight of the burden that this had become.
A few months ago I took a trip to Texas. For those of you who don't know, I have a fear of flying. I fly a couple times a year, and it doesn't get easier. Before I left for the airport the day of my trip, I put on make-up, curled my hair, put on [...]