Tell Me You Love Me

Do you actually read to the end of these? Because when I get emails like this, they usually just sit there collecting dust… Maybe I should enjoy reading a little more. (Insert string of emoji. Also, what’s the plural of emoji?) Anyway, I’ve been thinking about something for a month now and I wanted to…

Hope Doesn’t Put Us To Shame

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. -Romans 5:3-4 (NIV) Confession: This…

Love Is Gone

The protests seem to be never-ending. The marches against white nationalism and anti-Muslim semitism, for feminism and gun control are rampant today. Students in schools across America have taken part in organized walkouts against gun violence, and the teachers are walking out because of the silence they have received in a demand for higher wages….

God Will Fight For You

I had big plans for January. And February too. I was going to pour myself into editing the book I’m working on, start up a discipleship group again, and write thank you notes for Christmas gifts (okay, maybe not all that big). But, of course, God had other plans. You’d have thought I’d have learned…

The Mission Field of Here and Now

When I was little, my parents would often read stories of missionaries to my siblings and I. I loved hearing these stories and they awoke a longing in me to do what these people devoted their lives doing. I always dreamed of one day going on the mission field and serving Jesus. To me, the…