The Beauty of Irony {and LINKY}

It’s been a long week. Who am I kidding? It’s been a long year! While it’s true that this year has been full of personal and professional victories, growth opportunities, and celebrations – it’s also been a year of great heartache, struggle, and uncertainty. To be quite honest, I am physically, spiritually, and emotionally exhausted. And yet, at the same time, I am convinced that God is with me and inspired by God’s promises for the future that lies before {Read More}

The Road to Perfection {and LINKY}

  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you {Read More}

The Vantage Point of Triumph {and LINKY}

As she pressed through the crowds, she drew close to the ground. She searched frantically, desperate to find him and make her way to him through the herd of people. With shoulders hunched forward, she craned her neck first to the right, and then to the left, all without every really lifting her head. She had to take the most efficient and discreet path to him as possible. It was dangerous for her to be here! What if someone were {Read More}

Incubation Process for the Extraordinary {and linky}

I have often contemplated Mary’s dilemma upon learning that she would become pregnant by a living, but unseen, God. While her initial response provides an entire commentary on humility and faith in regards to facing an impossible task, there is little doubt that her walk would have been one rife with humiliation, disappointment, and unjust suffering and shame. Although premarital pregnancies are commonplace today, it was not the case during Mary’s lifetime. I can only imagine the great amount of {Read More}

Not for Wimps {and a link-up}

God never promised us that His path would be an easy one. In fact, unlike what some would have you to believe, the path that leads to the promises of God can sometimes seem lonely, quiet, and bewildering. It can leave us bent over on our knees, praying alone in the dark, and sweating drops of blood as we agonize over the betrayal of those we love. If you don’t believe me, just ask Christ. The truth is, a walk that aligns {Read More}