Feeling Distressed, Distracted, or Stretched Thin by the Demands of Life? Here’s One Spiritual Practice that Can Help You Refresh and Reconnect to what Matters Most.

Feeling Distressed, Distracted, or Stretched Thin by the Demands of Life? Here’s One Spiritual Practice that Can Help You Refresh and Reconnect to what Matters Most.

To connect to the internet at my house, I use an old-fashioned Ethernet cable. One perk of this arrangement is that when I have a project that requires high concentration, such as writing a blog post, I can unplug the cord. Without access to the internet and its myriad distractions…

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What God Showed Me when I was Feeling Weary, Dry, and Weak

What God Showed Me when I was Feeling Weary, Dry, and Weak

My soul was thirsty, dry, and weak. I felt like I’d been put through a wringer and every last molecule of moisture had been wicked away.

For years I struggled with a chronic condition, and for years I ached for a breakthrough. After yet another disappointment, I was weary from the effort, the wondering, and the waiting…

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How Jesus Really Feels When You're Upset

How Jesus Really Feels When You're Upset

I somehow have this subconscious perception of God as stoic, serious, and stern. Thankfully, God has done a lot over the years to change this perception, but sometimes I still find that when I’m in emotional pain or am struggling with a problem, I feel guilty. Deep down, I think I should be stronger and I fear God is displeased with me…

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More Important Than Breakfast

More Important Than Breakfast

Life is busy. The list of of every day commitments and necessities goes on and on: phone calls to make, clothes to launder, church events to attend. There are baby showers, doctor appointments, and birthday parties. Dishes to wash, snow to shovel, groceries to buy…

Still, in midst of it all, I rarely miss a meal…

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One Secret to Connecting with God in a Deeper Way

One Secret to Connecting with God in a Deeper Way

I’ve always loved journaling. I’ve been immortalizing my thoughts in notebooks since the tender age of nine and have found it to be a great way to sort my feelings, clarify my thoughts, and process my experiences.

As a young adult, I noticed something. Whenever I went through a phase where I wasn’t journaling much, I didn’t feel as close to God…

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