We lived in 14 different cities across 11 states, drove 18 rental cars, made dozens of new friends, tried a plethora of new coffee & tea shops, and were an active part of 12 different churches. Here's what I learned.
Showing Up for Your People Is Easier Than You Think and Means More Than You Know
In our years of traveling, I’ve been reminded how simple but crucial it is to actively share in each other’s lives, in the good and the bad. To offer kindness to those we know well but also those we don’t.
When You’re the Stranger: God’s Message to the Newcomer
Feeling lonely or disconnected? Missing your old community and friends? Read this.
God Gives Grace When You Need It…Not When You Want It
God will pour the grace we need, but not until we’re sitting at the table.
God’s Will Is Not a Mystery
Does God's will seem like a vague mystery to you? Read why I believe His will is not a mystery at all and that it's easier to "find" than we realize.
[Recently Published:] No Isn’t a Dirty Word
Sometimes we feel obligated to say yes, when we should really say no. Read why it's ok to say no and see pointers for how to say it when you feel pressured to say yes.
Recently Published: God’s Promise to Us When Plans Change
Disclaimer: This is only a selection from the full article. The full article was published on Tirzah July 10, 2017. "I found a really great job opportunity, but it might mean moving to Oregon” my boyfriend said from the other end of the line. My normally fidgety self went completely still. My boyfriend, Kaleb, went … Continue reading Recently Published: God’s Promise to Us When Plans Change
The Value of One: Why You Don’t Have to Save the World
In 2016, over 500,000 people in the US were recorded as homeless. Over 1/5 of those were children. More than 300 million people in the world suffer depression. In 2015, 43.1 million Americans lived in poverty. With such overwhelming need in the world, Christians often think: "How can we possibly fix it all?" "Does what little … Continue reading The Value of One: Why You Don’t Have to Save the World
The Day You Walk on Water
I've heard many a sermon about Peter walking on the water. And I've heard countless applications of the story. They always have a few common denominators taken straight from the Biblical account: there's always a storm, Peter always leaves the boat, and he always eventually sinks. But when I read the story in Matthew 14, I … Continue reading The Day You Walk on Water
Time Is Not Meant to Be Saved; It’s Meant to Be Broken
I'm one of those people who is really into saving time and being as efficient as possible. Wasting time drives me crazy and deciding what to with my time sometimes does too. I'm a multi-tasker and a list-maker. I have one of those time-tracking apps to help me see how much time I spend on … Continue reading Time Is Not Meant to Be Saved; It’s Meant to Be Broken