A letter to my 20-year-old self

A letter to my 20-year-old self

Dear 20-year-old me, I know so much of life looks black and white right now. At least, you wish it did. And when it doesn’t, you try to make it that way; it’s your way of making sense of the world. It would be so much easier if God just handed you the...
How Not to Host a Bible Study

How Not to Host a Bible Study

I think we’ve all been in a bible study that was at best uncomfortable and at worst, not a “study” at all. I’ve been in a lot of studies over the years in many different formats. These varied from in-home studies to church-facilitated groups. I...
Are you a disciple, or just a Christian?

Are you a disciple, or just a Christian?

I’m a Christian. But so are thousands of people who don’t know what that means. They were baptized as babies. They grew up in the church. Grandma was a “front row Baptist” and they were right there with her on Sunday morning. Or they sat...
How to Open Your Home with Small Children

How to Open Your Home with Small Children

A hospitable Christian home should be the norm. When Jesus ascended, His last command was to make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:20). When you’re a mom of young kids, leaving to disciple people in a foreign country probably isn’t on your agenda; your...
Why Don’t I Have a Boyfriend?

Why Don’t I Have a Boyfriend?

Josh’s love has been one of the few wonders of my world, nestled beside my salvation and my family. I wish every girl could be treasured and honored as I am, queen of his heart, and told so every day. If you’re reading this because you don’t have a...