You know that feeling when something so deeply resonates and you feel this unexplainable sense of rightness? That deep deep conviction that God is real and true and good and faithful. And sometimes you can't even tell if that deep conviction is your own or if it's the faith of the people around you upholding yours. All I can think to describe it is the deep encouragement and sustaining of faith that comes from community. And it is beautiful.
It seems that it is more difficult for me to praise God when I don’t have an abundance of good things happening in my life. My mind does not often go to thanksgiving when I don’t see all those little (and big) things to be thankful for.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 For the last three chapters Habakkuk has been crying out to the Lord, lamenting to Him about the wickedness of his people and bravely bringing his doubts and fears to God. He has seen the depth of his people’s sin as they have engaged in child sacrifice, sorcery, necromancy, and worship of pagan … Continue reading The Song of a Suffering Saint
What do you do when you so heavily feel the weight of the brokenness of the world bearing down on you? When you are so overwhelmed with the pain caused by sin that you feel suffocated? When your heart aches with the hurt and grief of the people around you? How do you let it more … Continue reading there is hope
“for freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1 To be honest, this has been one of the hardest semesters of my life. I've been overwhelmed at times with loneliness, confusion, fear, insecurity, and inadequacy. I've had quite a few moments where I've doubted … Continue reading freedom
…when all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay.” - Edward Mote Hope. We use this word so many times on a daily basis that I think it has begun to lose its meaning as it relates to our hope in Christ. What does it mean to have hope … Continue reading my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I was actually meaning to post this blog way back in August, after coming home from Uganda, but for some reason it never happened. Welp, better late than never! So before leaving for Uganda, I read Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts, which by the way, if you haven’t read it, you should, it is … Continue reading eucharisteo
It’s taken me a long time to actually be able to articulate what I’ve been feeling this past week. I still haven’t fully processed it all, but I’ve had some time to think about what happened and what I do know is this: one week ago a tornado tore through the city of Tuscaloosa, and … Continue reading 4.27.11 – imperfect gifts