God is prepared even when we are not

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Wait! That was the word that shrieked through my mind. I could feel it, that word… It screamed at an ear shattering decibel as it started at the back of my brain did a couple loops around and just as it was about to zip out of my mouth my lips clamped shut. I’m notRead more

God’s love is unfathomable

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God’s love is unmeasured, exhaustless, extensive, horizon-less, infinite – unfathomable. It is not earned. It’s just there – and that makes zero sense to us. An interesting truth especially for those of us with children. We understand our own ability to possess a love like this when it comes to loving our kids, but ifRead more

He paid it ALL

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4–5) Jesus paid it all.Read more

Kids and comfort zones

Being a parent, I am consistently floored at the way God uses my children to speak to me. Another one of those beautiful instances happened not long ago. We are in the midst of training a worrier. She’s incredible. I wish she could see the greatness I see when I look at her. She’s smart, witty,Read more

Prayer… there’s more to it

An object lesson in our Kindergarten Sunday School class yesterday on the power of prayer.  Too often we look at prayer as a check in the box activity.  Talked to God today? Check! On to the next thing… …But there’s so much more to it. Our prayers are an offering to God… they live beyondRead more

Emotions & God

There are days, life throws giant emotional boulders in our way that take the form of financial stress, lack of sleep, workplace drama, relational issues, etc. No matter the shape – they’re hard, sometimes scary, nasty looking – painful boulders that strike emotion, emotions that we may or may not successfully manage…. I recently hadRead more

Revival…

I woke up that morning, and suddenly the thing I had been fighting for all those months before – just didn’t seem important. Have you ever been in that moment when life feels down right impossible, and you feel as though taking one more step, praying one more prayer, reading ine more scripture is justRead more

Resolve to Choose…

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I don’t like to do hard things. I don’t know that any of us really do. Doing hard things requires effort. Effort= intention, intention = thought and thought = work and I don’t know about you, but I work a fulltime job, have a husband to partner with, and four kids to train. Some daysRead more

Choose Him – top 10, 2017

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It’s been another great year of Choosing Him. What started out two years ago from curiousity of what could happen if I shared the words burning inside of me – is flourishing. No – it is not at all a household name. Nor is it anything in comparison to the blogging giants of the world,Read more

God works, are you willing to see?

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Self reflection is wonderfully important. I haven’t always seen it as such. It’s a learned habit – a forced pause, a way of creating a breath, a moment to seemingly step out of the now to survey the world as it is.  I crave these moments. For me, they happen in the morning as IRead more