Why Should Christians Practice Lent?

Being raised Baptist, I’m about as Protestant as they come, but sometime around college/post-college, I started paying attention to the liturgical Christian calendar and found great meaning and spiritual growth through intentional times of focus (Advent, Lent, etc.) I love the implications of ashes on my forehead and the purpose of lighting candles every week, […]

To See Through Me To Something More Glorious

Scientific Name : Diphylleia grayi This flower is called a skeleton flower because its petals turn crystal clear when they make contact with water. When dry, the flower is white in color! When the Living Water of Christ pours over our lives, we become transparent and clear. People can see through our flaws to something […]

Don’t Worry, I’m Not All I Seem Either

Right before Christmas, I wrote down the top 19 memories from 2019, but truthfully, they weren’t necessarily my top memories: they were just the ones I wanted to remember. After all, sometimes we just want to forget the painful events that pushed us over or left us gasping for air. Social media has deluded us […]

Iron on Iron: Why Accountability Counts

Proverbs 24:11: ” Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.” For many Christians, accountability hovers over the same category as humility, perseverance, and character. We know we should have it, but the thought of accountability makes us uncomfortable too. Ironically, having accountability upfront with safe and healthy believers makes […]

That’s a Gift? How Sometimes our Hardships Are God’s Fulfilled Promises

I’ve been reading through Scripture and Advent devotionals for myself (and the kids). We are so familiar with the story of Christ’s birth, sometimes we don’t slow down long enough to contemplate the implications of Immanuel, God with us. Or how Jesus fulfilled numerous prophesies foretold hundreds of years before He came. Or that He […]