Meet me here for all kinds of Jesus stuff; refinement, sharpening, meditating on the hard stuff, and being encouraged by the great. This Christian thing is not always easy- but it’s good….. it’s SOOOOO good!

This last week has been shameful and heart-wrenching for our nation- maybe more specifically Charlottesville, Virginia. Although the outpouring of both love and hate has been immense, and at times downright vehement, I am compelled to write (to myself as much as anyone else!) a gentle reminder of[…]

Sitting in church yesterday, our pastor was teaching out of Ephesians and he was towards the end of chapter 1 when Gabe nudged me saying, “That’s the verse I prayed over you during your affair with Gina.” (And yes, you read that previous sentence correctly, I had an[…]

I’ve noticed an interesting trend in my spiritual thought-life recently. It would seem that I live somewhat under the conviction that my last season of growth with God was better than my current one. I find myself looking back on myself from the previous season and feeling as[…]

Ugh! Confession time… I spend way too much time on my phone, especially in church. Sure I use it to email, call, attend meetings, text, read books, and do my daily devos… A good portion of my time is spent in ‘justifiable’ activities on it- even spiritual and[…]

Reblogged with permission of my amazing LIT sister Kate Redmon. Dear ones… THIS is a powerful testimony. I was blown away by what God has done in this woman’s life. Please take a minute or two and read! ~B   At 18, living alone in a new city,[…]

For those who live in southwest Missouri, we get to enjoy truly all four seasons of the year… sometimes in one day. I kid you not, this weather in this part of the country is downright bipolar at times. Case in point, we have a frost warning overnight[…]

Dear Me, We have a few things to discuss.  I’m not sure if this letter finds you at 14, or 24, or 34… It matters not.  What I have to say to you is the same regardless.  I could start if off with some niceities about not worrying[…]

I’m not proud of it, but last week, I had the realization that I have a God-complex. Last Thursday, my husband and I were baking for an event we were having at church.  The music was blaring through the house, and somewhere in the midst of that I[…]

Frantically, I dig through my purse looking for lunch money I had forgotten to give. Impatiently I fuss,”Who put all of this in here?”  “Why can’t you remind me sooner? “ “I’m sick of this! I can’t do this! You’ll just have to go without,” as the contents[…]

As a counselor, I often work with people who are fearful. Anxiety is prevalent in our culture.We live in difficult and scary times. Mass shootings, cancer in everyone from children to adults, crime. Even in our day-to-day lives, we struggle with fear. Fear of rejection, fear of financial[…]