Day 5 of Quarantine: Resting in Jesus

Fear of coronavirus overwhelmed me these past few weeks. At my most recent prenatal appointment, my doctor recommended that I take it easy, stop stressing, and get as much rest as possible. As I drove home, her words stuck with me. "Get as much rest as possible.” As they sunk in deeper, I suddenly felt…

You Are Not a Number

When did we start measuring our worth quantitatively? I’ll tell you when it started for me. I was 12 when I crawled to the bathroom every morning to step on the scale. The mornings I gained a pound or two, I was devastated. To make up for the number on the scale, I dangerously restricted…

Your Father is Present

My mind has always focused on “future happiness.” Once I get married, I’ll be happy. Once I have a new job, I’ll be happy. Once I buy a home, I’ll be happy. Personally, my husband and I recently purchased a home. We were ecstatic when the sellers accepted our offer, but that excitement only lasted…

He Chases the Lost

I know what it’s like to feel a certain separation from God you just can’t explain. A strange detachment from scripture and everything you know to be true. A feeling of hopelessness when it comes to your purpose and direction in life. I’ve been there. Feeling lost and empty is something we as humans experience,…