Undefeatable Joy

Tomorrow is Christmas. The excitement in our house is palatable, and its not just the kids. Christmas is my favorite celebration and I love this whole season, which feels extra special at the end of this challenging year. It goes without saying that 2020 has been a difficult year, but to be perfectly honest, on … Continue reading Undefeatable Joy

The Crooked Camel

I first shared a version of this post in December 2015, when Natalie was younger than Hope is now. I found it recently and, as I reread what I had written five years ago, I thought it would be worth sharing again. I never could have imagined, when I first wrote those words, what the … Continue reading The Crooked Camel

Empty

Because the tomb is empty, I am not. Because the tomb is empty, I am filled. Filled with peace because my debt has been paid. Filled with joy because God calls me His daughter. Filled with hope because I know I will spend eternity with Him in Heaven. No matter what life brings these promises … Continue reading Empty

Forgiven and Healed (What the Disciples Saw, Part 1 of 4)

Read: Mark 2:1-12 There are multiple accounts of healing throughout Jesus' ministry, but one of my favorites is this passage (found also in Matthew 9:1-8 and Luke 5:17-26). I try to picture myself there. Squeezed shoulder to shoulder in a house full of people, listening to Jesus. All of a sudden the sound of footsteps … Continue reading Forgiven and Healed (What the Disciples Saw, Part 1 of 4)

Waiting for the Promise (Hebrews 11 Series, Part 4 of 4)

Read: Hebrews 11:13-16, 39-40 I love the anticipation of waiting for something special that you know is on it's way. The traditions and excitement leading up to Christmas. The plans and packing before a vacation. To me that time of waiting only helps make the occasion even more special. But there's another kind of waiting... … Continue reading Waiting for the Promise (Hebrews 11 Series, Part 4 of 4)