In the second letter of Thessalonians, Paul starts off his letter to the church with thanksgiving and prayer, and in 2 Thessalonians 1:4 he writes, "We’re so proud of you; you’re so steady and determined in your faith despite all the hard times that have come...

I'll never be the same. This lyric is in a song we sing at church called "Glory to Glory" by Bethel. The phrase really struck me the other week and I realized, wow, I will never be the same. I will never be the same for so...

Disappointments. We all face them. Some seasons seem full of disappointments. At least that is what it has felt like for me. It's been one disappointment after another. The book process was very disappointing. Most everyone I worked with let me down. Deadline after deadline was...

Now that I have shared my big announcement, that I wrote a book, I can also share that this has not been an easy process. This past weekend on instagram I shared how I have faced one obstacle after another. Although it feels like everything...

Waiting! Who is tired of waiting? Me! Me! Me! Who else? Okay, the point of this post is not to complain, because there is a much better alternative: worship! There is power when you worship Jesus. Obviously there are so many reasons to do so,...

How many times have you been told no? The range of no's can vary from something very minor to something very significant. As we believe for babies, we have been told no month after month for 4+ years. We actually think of it as the...

I mentioned briefly in my Aquathlon race recap that there was confusion during my 1 mile swim. I was part of the first wave to start and since swimming is a strength for me, I decided to start out at the front of the wave....