Weekly Devotion: Worn Out

I am an avid reader. Sometimes I read to hide from my life and get lost in the story of another. Sometimes I read to learn or to investigate. Lately though, I’ve noticed that I’m reading to feel understood. There are a number of books I’ve read recently that were encouraging not because they hadContinue reading “Weekly Devotion: Worn Out”

Devotional: Hopelessness and the Treasures of Darkness

Reading: Isaiah 45:3 Do you know what hopelessness feels like? Not momentary, it’s dark now but the sun will shine again discouragement, but true hopelessness? It feels like a bowling ball sitting in your chest. A heaviness that makes it hard to breathe sometimes. The fatigue of knowing that when you go to sleep youContinue reading “Devotional: Hopelessness and the Treasures of Darkness”

Weekly Devotion: All We See is Manna

Reading: Numbers 11:6 I have a confession to make. Sometimes I have these blessings that come my way, but I am not happy about them. I decide that God must have misheard me because He did not send what I asked for. Instead of recognizing that in His wisdom and sovereignty, He is sending meContinue reading “Weekly Devotion: All We See is Manna”

Weekly Devotion: Give Back Everything that Belongs to Her

2 Kings 8:6 My moods lately have been so unbelievably unpredictable. Some days I wake up full of hope and excitement, looking forward into the clear blue sky of possibilities, and other days I wake up and feel like I can’t see beyond my next heartbeat. The cycle of loss, grief, survival, repeat has drainedContinue reading “Weekly Devotion: Give Back Everything that Belongs to Her”

Weekly Devotion: Imperfect Circumstances, Perfect Peace

Reading: Isaiah 26:3; Matthew 8:18-20 I have recently discovered something. My love for predictability and stability are completely at odds with the life of faith that we as believers are called to live. This might be something that you have always understood, but it was sort of an epiphany to me. I mean, I don’tContinue reading “Weekly Devotion: Imperfect Circumstances, Perfect Peace”

Weekly Devotion: Then He Lived

I have been moping. I have been fighting against the things in my life that I don’t like. I have been sulking. In the process, I stumbled across this devotion I wrote a while back, and it was so encouraging to me. It’s from Genesis 9:28. In the HCSB it says “Now Noah lived 350Continue reading “Weekly Devotion: Then He Lived”

What will be born out of your barren season?

Luke 1:7, 24-25 I’ve been listening to this song by Maverick City called “Isaiah Song.” My favorite part is this line that gets repeated over and over near the end: “It was a barren season, it’s giving birth right now.” It’s so encouraging, and I feel like it’s reflective of where I’ve been for theContinue reading “What will be born out of your barren season?”

What will be born out of your barren season?

Luke 1:7, 24-25 I’ve been listening to this song by Maverick City called “Isaiah Song.” My favorite part is this line that gets repeated over and over near the end: “It was a barren season, it’s giving birth right now.” It’s so encouraging, and I feel like it’s reflective of where I’ve been for theContinue reading “What will be born out of your barren season?”

Weekly Devotion: Not Enough? Or Too Many?

Judges 7:1-7 I think right now I’m in a season of time where I’m learning that less is more. I need less money, less stuff, less people, less everything than what I have always believed I needed. But it’s a painful lesson. It’s not a lesson I wanted to learn. It’s one of those thingsContinue reading “Weekly Devotion: Not Enough? Or Too Many?”