The definition of overwhelmed is: “to bury or drown beneath a huge mass”. Have you ever felt that way? Like there was a weight on your chest, that no matter how hard you tried it was like the lungs in your chest no longer had room to expand? Unfortunately, I know that feeling […]
Prayer, Scripture, Praise
Once again, the time has come to make new year’s resolutions. You know; getting in shape, reading more, eating less, slowing down, being more productive, staying more hydrated. Unless you’re like me and had previously decided to give up on some of those dreams entirely. At least that was my mentality going into 2023. Now […]
It Really is That Simple
Have you ever confidently walked up to a store’s door and pushed the handle only to find it didn’t budge? Have you then proceeded to look down and realized the door says “pull”? That’s so embarrassing, right? You would think that after thousands of years of human adaptation we would be smart enough […]
How to know your Eternity is secure.
Throughout my life I can honestly say I can’t remember a time that I didn’t believe in God. As a child, my family, sporadically, attended different churches with different denominations. I went to loads of Vacation Bible School programs during the summer and even was a part of the youth group here, at Grace, during […]
The Voice of God
Over the last several months we have been going through a study in the book of Joshua. The other day I was reading again in Joshua 7 and some things really jumped out at me. Things that I think if we aren’t careful we could miss but they are so very applicable for today in […]
This past week while sitting in my daughter’s gymnastics class, I had an experience with God. I was listening to worship music and scrolling along on my phone when the song “Christ Be Magnified” by Cody Carnes came on. Right there, in the middle of all the other moms quietly passing the time, it was […]
How do you want to be remembered?
How do you want to be remembered? When I was younger I didn’t put a lot of thought into that question. I think we’re often guilty of only bring that thought to our minds when we say goodbye to a loved one or are faced with some kind of life change. To be honest, I […]
For Such A Time As This
A couple of weeks ago our Student Ministry had the opportunity to join our amazing Student Leadership Team at an alternative “Winter Conference”, a yearly trip we take as a group. This conference was much different than anything we have done together in the past. Even though it was outside of our comfort zone we […]
What does it mean to “love others”? That is a question I’ve thought about quite a lot over the last few months. I think, as Christians, that is a question we have all had to struggle with at some point or another. Loving others is so very important that Jesus tell us to do it […]
“Lean In” is a phrase I hear quite often in the church world. This suggestion to “lean in” is a posture of undivided attention, of intrigue, curiosity, and a desire to learn. I notice that when I want my daughter’s attention I have her look me in the eye and lean into what I’m saying […]