Tagged with Theology

1000 Gifts

Yesterday I posted a video that is a promotion of sorts for a book, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp. I first saw this video two weeks ago at our first staff devotion time (every Wednesday afternoon) of the new school year. The coordinator for devotions … Continue reading

We will rise UP

“More than 2,000 people from Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, gathered at Discovery Green in the heart of Houston to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The purpose of Dance Your Shoes Off! was to proclaim the resurrection of Jesus Christ in a powerful and celebratory way. Most importantly, each participant left a new pair of … Continue reading

Thought for the Week

“A friend of mine said that Christians are like manure; spread them out and they help everything grow better, but keep them in one big pile and they stink horribly.” – Francis Chan, from Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Wow

Today, while reading about being “missional”, I encountered this question…  “if our local church were to disappear overnight, would the surrounding community even notice, much less miss us?” Wow. What a punch in the gut. Considering our church is looking at a probable location change, this question is particularly relevant to me. Lord, please forgive us … Continue reading

Exciting Opportunity

This summer I will be adding my third stamp to my passport. On June 22, I leave for Ecuador on a mission trip with about 8 other people. I will be in Guayaquil and Quito for 10 days assisting local missionaries with various ministries. Among other things, we will be helping with a medical clinic, … Continue reading

My Heart

For months now, adoption has been a constant thought in my head. I am thankful for my friend, Missy, whom the Lord used to spur me in this direction. While Jason and I have casually mentioned adoption throughout dating, engagement, and marriage, lately it has become more than casual conversation. The force is in motion. … Continue reading

Give up or keep going?

                                                Recently I was talking with a friend about adversity in life. She mentioned that growing up she was always told something along the lines of “if it seems like doors are closing, it’s just not God’s will.” Then yesterday a co-worker said something along these lines “if you are walking in God’s will, then … Continue reading

Turning Point

I was first introduced to John Piper at One Day 2000, a massive gathering of college students (although I was a high school senior) outside Memphis, TN. It was an incredible experience…one that I cannot even describe very well. You are in the middle of a huge farm with thousands of students. You have been … Continue reading

I Want to Know What Love is…

Well Foreigner, here you go… If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not … Continue reading

Sanctity of Human Life

  This week has been declared “Sanctity of Human Life Week“, in addition to this year being the 35th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in the United States. While I did read that abortion rates are actually down this year of the anniversary, there are still over an estimated million abortions done each year. … Continue reading