Section 1: The Prophecy Scripture: Numbers 24:17 “I see him, but not now; I perceive him, but not near. A star will come from Jacob, and a scepter will arise from Israel. He will smash the forehead of Moab and strike down all the Shethites.” Three days in and I’m already a day behind, but… Continue reading December Bible Study: Day 3
If you missed the intro and first day of the bible study I put together for this month, you can catch up here and here. Section 1: The Prophecy Scripture: Isaiah 7: 10-16 “Then the Lord spoke again to Ahaz: “Ask for a sign from the Lord your God–From the depths of Sheol to the… Continue reading December Bible Study: Day 2
Section 1: The Prophecy Scripture: Michah 5: 1-6 “Now daughter who is under attack, you slash yourself in grief; a siege is set against us! They are striking the judge of Israel on the cheek with a rod. Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to… Continue reading December Bible Study Day 1
Last night I wrote about my near meltdown trying to decorate my house for Christmas. You can catch up on that post here. Today I wanted to share how I’m intentionally preparing my heart this holiday season. I know there are wonderful advent Bible studies out there, but I wanted to create my own… Continue reading December Bible Study: The Story of Hope
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person–though perhaps for a good person one would even dare to die–but God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:6-8 I have made… Continue reading While we were yet sinners.
“My son, my son, I know. Grief is great. Only you and I in this land know that yet. Let us be good to one another.”-Aslan, The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis When I was in high school, one of the girls in our youth group lost her father in a tragic accident. Michael and… Continue reading The Freedom to Grieve
It doesn’t happen when it’s raining. It happens on a gorgeous fall day when the bright sunshine and the birdsongs seem almost insensitive. Tragedy strikes and it’s unthinkable. The man who taught you your favorite Bible story and how to share the Gospel is gone. The woman who taught you why modest is hottest and… Continue reading Longing for Home.
I have had the concept of this post for almost a year now, but I haven’t had the words to write it. I sit here now, in my apartment in Orlando, Florida, trying to sort the words out as they flood my mind. The past several months have taught me more about the grace and… Continue reading A God Who Clothes Us
“If you are thirsty, come and drink,” and of course she remembered what Scrubb had said about animals talking in that other world, and realized that it was the lion speaking. Anyway, she had seen its lips move this time, and the voice was not like a man’s. It was deeper, wilder, and stronger; a… Continue reading The only stream
I have been debating writing this post for several weeks. I want to tread lightly on this topic because it’s a bit of a gray area. Recently, a post circulated on social media written by the mother of several adolescent boys to young girls. This post ignited a flurry of responses: some angry, some in… Continue reading Why modesty has nothing to do with men.