Psalm 30 (In Modern Language)

September 8 Eugene Peterson is a master with words and this week, I’ve been enjoying his modern interpretation of the Psalms. It’s an honest, fearless, worshipful message inspired by Scripture’s truth: God, my God, I yelled for help And you put me together. God, you pulled me out of the grave, Gave me another chance … Continue reading Psalm 30 (In Modern Language)

Every Moment Can Glorify God

Every moment is holy. The sick days and lunch breaks and window washings of our lives aren’t scum on the pond of our sanctification. They’re the droplets that fill it. They’re the small, shimmering acts poured into the basin of day-to-day, Christlike sacrifice. They’re acts that matter to God because they can reflect his glory. … Continue reading Every Moment Can Glorify God

A Prayer for the Busy Person

May 5 May is by far the busiest month for our family. And this year, we’ve added some significant events to the calendar. I’m graduating high school, my sister (Leanna) is planning a wedding (!), and we’re headed West for a family trip. These are exciting times—busy times. My days are brimming with plans and … Continue reading A Prayer for the Busy Person

Don’t Worship the Weekend

People have disliked Monday morning for decades. Today, we take it a step further with coffee mugs and t-shirts and ball caps to broadcast our complaints. Wake me when it’s Friday. I don’t do Mondays. Coffee and dogs and weekends. The message is clear: Weekends are fun. Mondays (and Tuesdays and Wednesdays) aren’t. But like … Continue reading Don’t Worship the Weekend

We Were Created to Create

I know some ultra-creative people. My friend Ashley can paint stunning landscapes. Gia can craft imaginative stories. Natalie can sketch heart-warming portraits. And that’s only a glimpse. The world is oozing with creativity. Painters, poets, potters and pianists have embellished life since its beginning. They’ve blended colors and forged rhymes and morphed melodies into beauty. … Continue reading We Were Created to Create

How Are You Using Your Talents?

February 17 Instead of piling their gold together for a calf to worship, the Israelites willingly gave rings, brooches, earrings, and armlets toward the Lord’s Tabernacle in Exodus 35. It was a group effort. Men of artistry crafted the gold into instruments. Women of skill spun blue, purple, and scarlet yarns into curtains. Every contributor … Continue reading How Are You Using Your Talents?

3 Things I’ve Learned from Spending Time in Nature

I’m passionate about being outdoors, but it hasn’t always been that way. My enjoyment of nature once stopped at planting tomatoes and camping in the backyard. I walked through God’s creation with my eyes closed, and I missed out. But things changed when I slowed my pace. I braced the cold to watch the sunrise. … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned from Spending Time in Nature