Awaken out of the grave: lessons from Lazarus, John 11

As I recently read the 11th chapter of John, my heart woke up to new truths. Though I’ve known the story of Lazarus since I was a small child, reading the words felt different this time. That’s one thing I love about God’s word: it’s timeless, and each time we read His words we extract something different and perfect for whatever we are facing that … Continue reading Awaken out of the grave: lessons from Lazarus, John 11

Interview with upcoming author Kristin Shonkwiler + where to buy her book!

Today’s post is a fun change-up from my usual content. I am very proud to introduce you to my talented friend, Kristin Shonkwiler, the author of “The Truth Behind the Lie.” My friendship with Kristin began our junior year of high school while attending the Chrysalis retreat together. After a few years apart we re-kindled our relationship this Fall and I believe God has blessed … Continue reading Interview with upcoming author Kristin Shonkwiler + where to buy her book!

Lessons learned from “Kisses from Katie” & reflection at the beach

  Ahhh the beach! Such a magical, relaxing, peaceful, HOT, & wonderful place. We recently spent a week in Folly Beach, S.C. with Tyler’s family, filled with mainly time spent on the beach or time spent admiring the stunning view from our rental house. Everyone in the family had a book (or a few) they were engulfed in while hanging out on the beach. My … Continue reading Lessons learned from “Kisses from Katie” & reflection at the beach

What the name of Jesus means to me // prayer & praise from the heart

“Your name is a light that the shadows can’t deny Your name cannot be overcome Your name is alive forever lifted high Your name cannot be overcome Jesus, Jesus, You make the darkness tremble Jesus, Jesus, You silence fear” These lyrics dance across my mind, inspiring praise and prayer that flows from my heart, out of the pen and onto my journal pages. What does … Continue reading What the name of Jesus means to me // prayer & praise from the heart

A prayer in response to hopelessness and depression // the study of Psalm 143

My heart is filled with hope this morning as I meditate on the words of King David found in Psalm 143. These 12 verses beautifully illustrate a prayer that is both timeless & practical for us to utilize in our own times of trouble. This is one of the prayers David cried out in the midst of darkness and hopelessness. Like David I find myself … Continue reading A prayer in response to hopelessness and depression // the study of Psalm 143

Worship is how we invite Him in

Rays of sun peak through the clouds to shine warm upon my face while the light December breeze raises goose bumps from my arms. It’s unseasonably warm for winter in Kentucky, so I take advantage of another day I can spend sitting, writing, and worshipping on my deck. One of my friends texts me the link to a worship song I’ve never heard. I plug … Continue reading Worship is how we invite Him in