June 22, 2015

From time to time, I have found myself telling God, “I’m strong enough. I don’t need to grow anymore. Really, I’m content with who I am...” Knowing I have a grin on my face and am half joking but still serious, I imagine He smiles back with a wise, understanding but slightly sarcastic, “Sure you are” to me.

This now common sentiment of my heart was originally birthed out of pain and was a cry of desperation due to lack of hopelessness. You see, I’m not the kind of person who loves a challenge where the outcome is out of my control. Actually I don’t naturally enjoy any challenges when there is a risk of failure at...

March 20, 2015

I don’t know about you, but there are times when I open my Bible to start reading, and well, it feels more laborious than engaging with God. I must say there are many times I just don’t feel like reading it and a lot of that has to do with not knowing what to read next.


I love the Old Testament, and it’s where I spend most of my time reading. There’s so many amazing stories and the imageries between the physical world and the spiritual world are endless. What’s more, is the redemptive power of Christ can be found throughout the Old Testament, and as someone who enjoys the sci-fi and fantasy genre, the stories speak...

March 4, 2013

The last couple of months, most of my conversations with God have been about something I think He's putting on my heart. It's a big something, you know the kind of thing where it almost takes your breath away thinking about it. The kind of something that creates in you a mix of fear, excitement, trepidation and peace...

 

In 2002 I boarded a plane and headed to Tg. Neamt, Romania thinking I'd found the place I would live out the rest of my 60 or so years. (On a side note that sentence is probably funny to people who know me well because despite being a homebody, I have a tendency of moving around a lot.) While in Rom...

May 22, 2012

So, two weeks ago I left my secure job with benefits at a stable church which had been my home for 30 years. And although some people that heard of my decision to leave thought it was out of the blue, I am beginning to see a pattern develop in my life. When I was 25 I moved to Romania thinking I knew what life would look like, but in reality I had no clue what God was up to. Then at 30, I found myself stateside and starting a full time position on staff working with students at my then home church, so terrified of failing because the way I saw it, taking a position there was the riskiest thing I had ever done. Fail...

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