Where Can I Be Restored?

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.” –Psalm 37:7a Rest. If I’m being honest right now, I’ll admit that I don’t feel very rested. The last several months of straining ahead have added up. My soul, my mind, and my body are weary. Maybe you know the feeling. . . In a way, it’s a…

Security in Free Falling

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding.” –Proverbs 3:5-6 For some reason the other day, I decided to look at the cover page inside my Bible…I knew my parents had written the date alongside a note. The message they wrote was simple: Trust in the Lord with all your heart,…

Conquering Our Trials

“My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” -Psalm 73:26 If you read this post from earlier this year, you’ll remember that I was on crutches for nearly three months due to a stress fracture close to my hip. I wasn’t sure whether or not I’d be able to play soccer for my college this season. By…

There’s A Price to Pay

“So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, ‘There is still one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the Lord; but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil.’” -1 Kings 22:8 Being a Christian takes sacrifice. Jesus’  gospel is not the prosperity gospel…there is no guarantee…

Holy Ground

“Then He said, ‘Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.’” -Exodus 3:5 Imagine the following scene. It’s another day with sheep in  the desert. You’ve been shepherding for many, many years. Every day is a lot like the other ones– hot and dry. The…