Yesterday at bible study I found myself repeating the same phrase over and over again. It wasn’t because no one was listening to me. It wasn’t because no one was getting it. It wasn’t because I felt like being annoying (although that could always easily be the case ;) ) No, it was because I … Continue reading God is in control, and Jesus wins.
I am a plant killer. Plain and simple. I cannot even keep a cactus alive. Do you know why? I overwater. I am a helpless overwaterer. I so badly don't want my plants to die that I basically drown them (literally) in my overflowing love. I purchased a lemon plant recently, mostly because my heart … Continue reading lessons from a lemon plant
On the Enneagram personality type test, I am a 2. This means that my deepest need is to be needed, to have people rely on me, to be loved. This type is called “the Helper” or “the Giver”, and Two’s often are driven to be close to others; but can slip into doing things for … Continue reading On being kind to yourself – reflections on the Enneagram, ministry, and being okay with the hard things that come with self care
I've been reflecting a lot on who God is lately, especially when hard things happen. The bible study I'm leading is currently in the thick of the prophets. We are constantly reading about judgment and destruction and exile. There are glimmers of hope scattered throughout, but they are not the focal point. I have not … Continue reading God of the messy
I am currently sitting in my cozy house looking at my beautiful Christmas tree. (*ahem, my roommate's beautiful Christmas tree. Girl's got talent!) I admitted to Jesus this morning that I've done a really crappy job at Christmas this year. I was selfish. I didn't even know if I wanted to buy gifts at all. … Continue reading A Christmas prayer