Last Saturday we had our monthly women's gathering for Christ Fellowship Coral Gables. I had the opportunity to teach on rest. This is not something I've excelled at lately. Ever since summer ended life has been incredibly busy and full. I barely have time to slow down on any given day. But as I was reading Scripture lately (I've been camping out in the Psalms because it has been such a comfort to me) I realized the importance of rest.Read More
I joke that I have an existential crisis about every three months, but it's kind of true. This month it hit me again. That panicky feeling in my chest. The racing thoughts in my head. What am I even doing?! Who am I?! Mostly because I've had, what seems like, countless people casually ask me the same question over and over again.
What do you want to do with your life?
I feel paralyzed when people ask me this. Is there even a correct response? I'm not sure there's any one thing I will be doing for the rest of my life. I may be a 32 year old wife and mother, but in many ways I'm a 19 year old frat boy (mainly my eating habits and my fear of commitment).Read More
Today Alex and I celebrate nine years of marriage.
Nine years may not seem like a long time to some. We're still young. We're still naive to many of life's hardships. But in our nine years of marriage, we have experienced a lot of ups and downs.Read More
Over the last several months I keep getting a message from God: "Seek me." It seems that everywhere I turn I receive a reminder that I need to be seeking God. I'm in a season where I need to train myself to maintain my focus on Him.Read More
As I've been observing Lent this year I have been thinking a lot about confession. That's kind of the point of Lent, isn't it? Taking a good hard look at our sin and confessing it before God. I went to an Ash Wednesday service and we read Psalm 51. This is one of David's Psalm which he wrote after he had committed adultery with Bathsheba. In this Psalm he confesses his sin and asks for forgiveness. And then in verse 10 he says, "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." The second part of confession is repentance.Read More
Admittedly, a big weakness in my spiritual life has been waiting in faith. I hate waiting. I get visibly annoyed when the person in front of me in the Starbucks drive-thru takes too long. I get angry when I'm made to wait. I feel a tightness in my chest and my attitude gets sour. It's ugly.Read More