green pastures psalm 23

When Your Heart Is Restless:: An Exercise in Practicing God’s Presence

What are you searching for? Today, right now, what’s on your heart? What’s making you surf the internet, browsing one Pinterest idea after another, scrolling through an endless Facebook feed, clicking through those mindless Buzzfeed surveys? “I’m just bored,” I tell myself when I do those things. But really, there’s something more, something deeper, a restlessness that keeps me blinded …

discipleship is about becoming more like Jesus

The Best Back-to-School Invitation: Just for You!

I sat across from her as she shared about her coursework for the fall. Excitement flashed in her eyes as we talked syllabi, homework, assignments, and credits. This dear friend, old enough to be my mother, is entering her second year of graduate studies, and her enthusiasm is palpable. But as I walked the aisles of superstores, taking in the back-to-school displays rife …