Lying in a Manger

Christmas music is playing, Starbucks red cups are here, and lights are twinkling. Today, though, we are reminded of the ordinary, quiet night that Christ entered into our world of unrest. This Sunday, with only twenty-two days until Christmas, Advent begins. Advent ushers in the coming Christmas Day that we celebrate the salvation of the […]

A New Trail, A New Chapter

I think I first fully realized the weight of it as my feet pounded the dark earth, the still green leaves bearing the first hints of fall as they danced with the idea of fleeing their branches. This would be the last time I would run the ground of home as I knew it— home […]

Thank You Notes

Today I’m thankful for…   The Beach! I have been on vacation to the beach with my family and my boyfriend. It was a wonderful time of relaxing and spending time together. Vacation is always a great reminder to leave room to let my soul rest and have fun.     Hosea 6:3 “Let us […]


Every time snowflakes start dancing in the winter sky, it takes me back to being five. I still rush to the window and watch the snow make its fleeting home on the earth. With a cup of coffee in hand, the thought keeps coming back– “God made this.”  At that moment, the snowflakes ask a […]