Category: God & Growth

Never give up on community

Several months ago I wrote this post about our experience “church shopping” here in Augusta, which was written from a heart of love and concern. But also (if I’m being honest) genuine longing and loneliness. I craved community and fellowship. I desired friends. I desperately wanted to be known and know others. Last summer was long, hot, and lonely. And I remember thinking, just three … Read More Never give up on community

My thoughts on ‘church shopping’ and the modern church movement

When my husband and I arrived in Augusta (three months ago), we didn’t have a single friend in the area or any connections whatsoever. Craving Christian fellowship, we’ve spent three months hopping from church to church trying to find a new church home. For anyone who has moved to a new town or decided it was time to find a new church, the experience of … Read More My thoughts on ‘church shopping’ and the modern church movement

Love can only win with Christ

Love. It’s a word easily thrown around but rarely understood. Love, according to society’s understanding, is the ability to uphold and affirm everyone, never arguing, never disagreeing. In the wake of tragedy – one so obviously inspired by a flawed agenda and hate-filled heart – love is the anthem, the catch-phrase, the reminder that evil acts are few and far between. Love will win. Love wins. … Read More Love can only win with Christ

Sheep go in flocks

“Some Christians try to go to heaven alone, in solitude. But believers are not compared to bears, or lions, or other animals that wander alone. Those who belong to Christ are sheep in this respect, that they love to get together. Sheep go in flocks, and so do God’s people.” ~ Charles Spurgeon  I’ve been reflecting a lot of this truth – that we … Read More Sheep go in flocks

Jesus is enough

They say the first two weeks of boot camp are the toughest. For me, the struggle comes and goes. Some days I’m so busy I barely think about it. Other days I wonder how I can make it through the next hour, let alone the next few weeks. It’s in those times of sadness that I have a choice to make. I can choose joy (and therefore … Read More Jesus is enough

Loving Well

There is nothing quite so encouraging as fellowship with beloved sisters in Christ. This weekend, for the first time in several years, I was able to attend our church’s annual Women’s Beach Retreat. And though I did not even realize it, I needed this time. This year’s theme was Loving Well, a gentle reminder I so desperately needed to hear. This message of love … Read More Loving Well

The Bucket List

We have exactly four months, four weeks, and two days left together before Jordan leaves for bootcamp in Waukegan, Illinois. I know the remaining time down to the second because I actually downloaded a countdown app on my phone. I have a feeling these four months, four weeks, and two days are going to fly by if we’re not careful. Even though it has only … Read More The Bucket List