There is simply no other way to live, no other foundation that can produce it, no other relationship that can sustain it, but in Jesus. We have faith because of him. In suffering, in good times, in coasting, and in desperate need. The promise for us to cling to is that FAITH IS REWARDED!!!

Resting in Him

There is so much going on in the world. I am the contemplative type and I like to process what is happening. I am reminded to not avoid bad news, but to pray for those experiencing pain and to know without a doubt Christ has already overcome. I am reminded of Christ’s power and strength […]


Psalm 23- 17-18: “Surely there is a future and your hope will not be cut off.” As I sit next to a sweet teacher friend whose last name is Hope…as I wonder how in the world I am going to finish this semester well…and help my sweet kids feel loved during all of this–My heart […]

Opportunities to plant seeds.

Ultimately, we are all gardeners…whether we realize it or not. We plant seeds every day. Seeds of love, kindness, patience, and most importantly, God’s truth. I see opportunities each day to offer encouragement, a helping hand, to speak truth in love, and to remind my kids of what is good and true and right. They […]

Agonizing pain

One of the most agonizing pains I’ve ever experienced on this earth is not knowing about the salvation of someone I love. It makes me cringe, it makes me long, it makes me try, and yet still, the choice is in the loved ones’s hands. Ultimately, it is between them and God. It keeps me […]


A year that will be lived with Immanuel. A year that will be full of God’s goodness. A year that will end with a teaching degree and Lord willing, a job teaching. I am really excited for this year! May this year be full of God’s love for each of you.