Fantastical Faith

Fantastical Faith

Faith means believing what God says, no matter how unlikely or crazy it seems. It means believing in the virgin birth. In people raised back to life. In dry bones turning into armies and stones gushing water. A donkey speaking. A river standing up into two writhing...
Why I Won’t Just “Get Over It”

Why I Won’t Just “Get Over It”

Just get over it. Why can’t you move on? Expectations echo in my head. Getting over it is what we’re supposed it do. Something happens, and then we get over it, right? My self-talk isn’t working. The ache in my heart argues back, won’t let me ignore, won’t let me move...
What If I Didn’t Get Healed?

What If I Didn’t Get Healed?

Have you ever received prayer for healing and had faith that God would heal you—yet you walked away unhealed? Have you stood in the prayer lines, excited and hopeful, believing this was your night—only to return home unchanged? I have. In fact, I have struggled with...
Keys for Confidence

Keys for Confidence

A few months ago, my husband Mark preached a message at Lifeway about being loved sons and daughters of God. In it, Mark shared about his own journey from insecurity to confidence. Knowing we are loved sons and daughters of God frees us to be confident in who He made...
I Love You with All My Mind

I Love You with All My Mind

During my senior year of college, I took a creative writing class. One of our assignments was to write a sonnet—a poem with a very rigid meter and rhyme scheme. Though I love poetry, I had never written a sonnet, and I was finding the assignment very challenging. I...