If you want to think God's thoughts you must first pray God's Word.

How to Pray the Word of God

I started this series on prayer telling you about that time I asked God to teach me how to pray. In the 24 months that followed that prayer, He grew my spiritual hunger for Him and the Spirit Himself led me deeper into God’s presence. My prayers were superficial and selfish because I lacked a vision for what God wanted for my life. (“God, …

we are all one in christ

Racism and the Power of the Gospel

When I heard today’s Five Minute Friday prompt was fear, I wrote an entire post on a mother’s fears, prayers, and how God comforts us. But those aren’t the words I’m supposed to share with you today. I know this because even as I was editing a beautiful image with a sharable quote, the Spirit would give me no peace. This, …

I refuse to pretend the good times never happened. I choose to cherish the sweet memories.

A Letter to My Absent Dad on Father’s Day

Dear Dad, I haven’t seen you or heard your voice in over three years. Our email communication has been sparse, superficial platitudes for birthdays and holidays. You said you didn’t want to meet me for coffee, didn’t want to see your granddaughter, didn’t have anything to say to us. That’s ok. I have something to say to you. Father’s Day …