An Open Letter to My Husband

Happy Thanksgiving darling, Two days ago, we celebrated a year of marriage. Whether due to the new normal or wedded bliss, it has flown by. I’d planned on writing you this letter for months but, uncharacteristically, I’m having a hard time knowing what to say. Even the most poetic words fall short in expressing how […]

Read More An Open Letter to My Husband

The Hills and Valleys

Weeks like this week — where everything feels purposeful, managed, encouraging — it’s hard to fathom the dark weeks. Why was last week so hard? Neither phase makes sense in the mindset of the other: depression cannot imagine joy, and purpose cannot imagine such helplessness. But both are very real and very much a part of the hills and valleys of my experience.

Read More The Hills and Valleys

The Result of Knowing

I remember a cartoon movie of Eli’s sons. I’m pretty sure it was made by Nest. I remember their haughty expressions. I remember them showing off to some women by sneaking them into the sanctuary to show them its beauty. I remember thinking they were pretty awful sons, let alone priests of God.  What I […]

Read More The Result of Knowing

Passages of Encouragement

I don’t know about you, but things have been crazy lately. Here are some passages that have been encouraging to me lately, and they bear repeating — from my heart to yours: “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be […]

Read More Passages of Encouragement

Little Habits of Truth

I started reading Atomic Habits by James Clear and it’s got me thinking. Don’t ask me if I like the book yet, because I just started, but it has started a fascination with little habits. I feel like I’ve mentioned this in every other blog post, but I’m an all or nothing individual. Little habits? Sounds like […]

Read More Little Habits of Truth

The Impact of My Morning Devotions

A few weeks ago, I started to notice a direct correlation between my devotional time and productivity in the rest of the day: if I had zero (or very rushed) devotional time, my productivity suffered greatly. Now, I no longer live by salvation by devotions, so it wasn’t that I was guilt-tripped. This phenomenon confused me: where was this correlation coming from?

Read More The Impact of My Morning Devotions

Every Gift

A few years ago, after memorizing the book of James, I decided to go back over each verse to extract a personal lesson from it. As in every book of the Bible, there are some verses that have an obvious and immediate application, whereas others take more time to think and pray. One of my […]

Read More Every Gift

My Favorite Miracle

The Bible is filled with miracles. Even the first chapter of the first book contains the miracle of the creation of the world — that certainly did not naturally come about. The journey of the children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land, the work of prophets, and even the life of Jesus is […]

Read More My Favorite Miracle