Her Name Is Megan

Her name is Megan. I should know her. She should be in my science class. Every school day I should hear her voice, collect her homework, ask her questions, and see her interact with classmates. But I won’t. Megan’s laughter should ring in the hallways. But it doesn’t. It never will. Why? Because ten years…

Where A Snowy Adventure Led

Some days I literally ache for Jesus. Desperation crowds my thoughts and all I want to do is curl up at His feet and allow Him to whisper words of comfort to my soul. Today is one of those days. Perhaps my feelings stem partly from yesterday’s events. I’m a planner. I like to know…

Which Way Are You Running?

She paced the gym floor like a caged animal. “I need to get out of here!” she blurted as she grabbed my arm and pulled me towards the door. “It’s the middle of the night! We’re not supposed to leave!” I responded tensely. “I can’t stay here. I need to breathe.” “Where do you want…

Christ-Centered Exposition of 1 & 2 Kings

Todays post features a book review of the Christ-Centered Exposition Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Kings. Where would I find more information about a specific biblical character? What’s going on behind the scenes in a particular Bible story? How can I supplement devotional notes, or dig deeper into Scripture references? All good questions, but where…

Breaking Free From The Safe Zone

Breaking Free From The Safe Zone by Jill Printzenhoff It was the last day of high school tryouts when the head volleyball coach called myself and another girl into the athletic office. “You’re not good enough for the team, so you have two choices. Go to 6th period PE class, or become the volleyball manager.”…

One Word. One Verse. For 2016.

With one exception, my New Year’s Resolutions are always somewhat worthless and broken after the first few weeks in January. For those reasons, I no longer make New Year’s Resolutions. Still, as each December 31 approaches, I find myself looking in both directions – forward and backwards – as I reflect on what was and…