When we fight those battles that seem to never be ending, He sees opportunities for us to grow into grace. When we let in His scarred hands and their healing touch, He can turn what we see as our marred marks into strength and beauty. When we want to shield ourselves from further hurts, God’s gentle grace comes and tells us we can trust Him to walk with us through every hurt and healing.
Summer, to me, is a season for finding rest for my soul. It comes with these years of studying, I am sure, where study life tends to be hectic and semesters push me to my limits. So when school — or now, University — breaks for summer, it is the perfect season to “reset” my […]
We make it sound easy, denying ourselves and taking up our cross daily. But this figure of crucifixion, means that the destruction of our flesh is attended with intense pain. Sometimes, denying ourselves means giving up the lies and thought patterns we like to hold on to — and choosing to see ourselves as with the eyes of God. Sometimes, it means extending grace to ourselves and others when we would rather give in and give up. And sometimes, following Jesus means just that — becoming His disciple, and joining God in seeing the world and His people the way that He does.
Those words stayed with me long after I read them — love is always worth the fight. These spring mornings, I wake up early enough to be waking up with the sunrise. These spring mornings, I watch the light play in the curtains as the first rays of sunshine make their way in. It is a […]