Tag: Psalms

Why You Need To Be Brutally Honest With God

Have you ever taken a corner too quickly and feel the center of gravity inch you ever so closer to…

Have you ever found yourself wandering in the desert? Maybe you haven't found yourself in a literal desert, but at least in a desert-y period of life.  Perhaps it's in between relationships, jobs, or some other major life event.  Quite honestly, I'm not a big fan of those times. I find myself entering into a major transition of life and I quite honestly have so many thoughts swirling around in my head.  Fortunately, the raw nature of the Psalms are helpful to pray through.  And as a former pastor suggested, weekly therapy sessions in the batting cage helps on a different level. I have found that following Jesus is difficult under the best of circumstances, so when the bad times hit, it is made even more tough. In this season, I'm learning to follow Jesus by preaching to myself.  I'm learning to follow Jesus by writing verses down on a whiteboard, reminding myself of God's promises to not only preserve, but also to establish me.  While I honestly cannot wait for this season to end, I will come out on the other end clinging to the only certain hope I have-- that Jesus is Lord of all.

How I’m Learning to Follow Jesus

Have you ever found yourself wandering in the desert? Maybe you haven’t found yourself in a literal desert, but at…

The Psalm of Sorrow

One of the reasons I love the Psalms is that they capture raw emotions.  Everything from the exuberance of a wedding to…

Prayer of Leadership

  I have found that stepping into new terrain and stepping into a position of leadership has been quite the…

On Hiatus

Dear readers and perusers- This blog will be paused this coming week for a time of mourning.  My grandmother, Dorothy…

Preaching to Myself

I have found that in the times where things seem desperate and my heart is a bit downcast, it is…

Gandalf in the Sky

(Below is a version of an Advent piece I wrote for my church) Growing up, we often come to the…

Psalm 1 and Torah (pt 2)

(Part 2/2 of Psalm 1 and Torah) Psalms 1 is a fantastic psalm, filled with many treasures.  One other thing…

Psalm 1 and Torah

I am currently enrolled in a course on the Psalms at a seminary.  Psalms has been a very interesting book…

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