I woke up this morning sort of frustrated, but God reminded me through His Word and His Spirit that He is sovereign and that all things happen in His timing and under His control.
I’m going to practice my own self-control and restraint in this post and not actually mention what was frustrating me, but the story of Gideon in Judges 6 definitely spoke to me in ways that reminded me that He is patient and gracious with us through all of our humanity, blindness, and ignorance. (more…)
“You killed my father! Aaaaaahhhh!!!!!” the tween boy yelled as he swung his Dollar Tree plastic sword at my daughter Chloe’s head. (more…)
Today when I walked into the kitchen, our dog (Mochi!) gave me a nice surprise. She had peed in a completely random spot on the floor next to the pantry, about 3 feet away from her pee pad. She had also poo’d on the opposite side of the kitchen, also 3 feet away from her pee pad. We have older tile with grout in the kitchen, so the pee was carried into our pantry, spreading across the floor like water bursting through a series of channels, wetting everything we had stored on the pantry ground. (more…)
“When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened.” (Jonah 3:10)
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and one of the main characteristics of God is that He is merciful. (more…)
“But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish.” (Jonah 1:3a)
I love the book of Jonah, as it is rich with lessons from God, gives a foreshadowing of Jesus’s resurrection, and speaks to the complexities of human desire and emotion- even for a prophet of God. (more…)