Hello? God? Do You See Me? Do You Care?

Psalm 139 is famous mainly for two lines:  Verse 14 – “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Largely applied to one’s identity and significance.) Verses 23 & 24 – “Search me, O God, and know my heart!” (Largely applied to one’s desire to see their own sin and to repent of…

Scriptures to Ponder If You Idolize Control

I’m a planner. I love making lists, and I love checking off lists. I’m very task-oriented and responsibility-driven. Fulfillment is not only something I enjoy feeling but also something I enjoy doing. I love fulfilling grocery lists, meetings with friends, and the never ending list of chores for our home. I even enjoy planning out…

What You See vs. What God Sees in the Narrative of Your Life

After Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery, the narrator in Genesis remarks, “The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, serving in the household of his Egyptian master” (Gen 39:2, HCSB). A few paragraphs later, right after Joseph is imprisoned because of false accusations against him, the narrative reads, “But the Lord…

Netflix Helped Me Study the Bible Better

Online streaming services make our favorite movies and TV shows extremely accessible. If my preferred movie isn’t on Netflix, I can jump onto Amazon Prime or Disney+ to find it. All this entertainment literally lies at our fingertips.  But why do so many (including myself) often choose to watch, and re-watch, and RE-watch our favorite…

He Arrays the Lilies of the Field

Worry comes at us in various seasons and circumstances of life, it seems. For me, worry upgraded to a whole new level after I had our first baby. Being a nanny for a handful of years, and just observing all the moms in my life gave me a pretty good understanding that mom-worry is a…

Does God Approve of How You Spend Your Time?

Motherhood is my newest adventure today. And adventure, it is! There are lots of new normals, which will soon be thrown out the window as our 3-week-old continues to develop and change. Although the transition to having a baby in our house has felt natural and joyous, parts of it have also been trying. At…

Love Thy Body: Nancy Pearcey and My Unborn Son

I am due to give birth to our first child in just 2 weeks. My husband and I eagerly anticipate meeting our baby boy, and that anticipation has grown since the day we discovered we were pregnant. We’ve cherished our child from day one, and we’re excited for a new “Day One” to come very…