i have a dream

I Have a Dream… and It’s Too Small

Fifty-one years ago, Martin Luther King Jr stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and boldly declared “I have a dream!” What followed was a prophesy, a battle plan, a path for others to follow. In the face of racism and oppression, MLK shared his heart and his hope: I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with …

My One Word 2014: Intentional

I want to be more intentional in how I live these next 365 days. I want to be more intentional in how I interact with my husband–loving, supporting, and dreaming with him. I want to be more intentional in how I spend time with my daughter and create memories that I can look back on fondly. I want to be …

It’s a Wrap–Philippians and Beyond

Thank you to all who have studied Philippians with me this last month!  I’ll be honest: it didn’t go the way I envisioned it, but I learned a lot about God, myself, this blog, and you–wonderful women, you! My hope and prayer is that as you read through Philippians, you found the Holy Spirit working in you more joy, more …

Thanksgiving | Gratitude | Missing

What We’re Missing on Thanksgiving Day

I roamed the shoe aisle, slightly overwhelmed by the assortment of colors and options. Who knew there were so many decisions involved in picking a shoe? Someone bumped into me as they tried to fit through the narrow box-lined corridor. Gee, I thought to myself. The least they could do is say “excuse me” before running over someone like that. …

Rejoice | Philippians 3 | Bible Study

Imitating Christ in Our Living

This fall, we’re studying Philippians and examining how we are to imitate Christ in a counterfeit world. For an index of all posts, go here. I returned to work last week after 10 weeks of maternity leave, and I was anxious about falling back into the same graceless pattern of interacting with employees I had fostered before. But God, in His …