7 Hearts

If Jesus is the bedrock of my life, Jimmy is the rich topsoil. He covers me, nourishes me, and surprises me daily. In the spirit of our first Valentine’s Day as one flesh, I would like to share 7 ways Jimmy steals my heart.
1. He loves Jesus and me…

Arrows

                                             

Free-falling from a fantastic high to a fierce low is never a fanciful feat. That is how Thursday found me.

By the daylight I was rejoicing in God’s goodness,…

Wrestling

“We never fight.” I have said it a million times. I have said it in defense of our relationship, to people we’ve just met, and while giving advice to friends. I am a peacemaker. I would rather concede than confront. And for most of our relationship, that has worked flawlessly. After…

Shedding Truth on LIGHT

I thought darkness could suppress light and steal its glory. In truth, Light cannot even be comprehended by darkness. Where there is light, darkness ceases to exist.

“In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not…

Reflections on Aware

The five life lessons God led me through full-circle in 2015
2015 has been the best year of my life. I have watched God work in ways I never could have imagined. There have been sunny days and stormy ones too, but I have come closer to embracing the two…

Leave Christ out of Christmas

“Scrooge.” “Grinch.” “War on Christmas.” We protect this holiday with more ferocity than anything else. And anyone who doesn’t share in The Holiday Spirit is a Scrooge, simple as that.

But what if this Holiday Spirit is choking the Holy Spirit inside of us? 

What if God is way too big…

Goodness’ Sake

Few things are more critical to faith than understanding the attributes of God. Scan through the Scriptures for descriptions of God and you will find that He is faithful, infinite, sovereign, wise, holy, perfect, gracious, immutable. I have come time and time again to be reminded and encouraged by…

What God Has Joined – Part III

After weeks of separation, we had reached a breaking point; something had to give and our convictions remained rock solid.

We sat together one night and prayed to the Lord. We confessed our sin, our fleshly weakness, and our unfaithfulness to Him, and we begged for forgiveness. We asked God…

What God Has Joined – Part II

We were sitting on the deck enjoying a summer evening when I dropped the bomb on my fiancé.

“There’s something I have to talk to you about.” Great start, Jasmine. His look changed from lukewarm irritation to pure fire.

We had been discussing our upcoming wedding every night since we had returned from…

What God Has Joined – Part I

The Divine Orchestrates: through us, insides us, all around us, and in spite of us. Our story might be considered “in spite of us.” And it is a story of redeeming love.

I met Jimmy when I was eighteen and less than a month away from starting college. He was…

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