Sitting in my worn white Ikea chair, pulled up to my cluttered Ikea desk—yes, Craigslist and Ikea furnish my house—the surroundings taunt me.
The taunting comes not from all the things left to do, but because all these things bring me joy … well, once brought me joy … and I want them to again. I’d like to blame the clutter on recent travels, exciting projects, or even my adventurous toddler, but that wouldn’t be true. Or fair.Read more
Grace: unmerited favor. To give good that is not deserved.
We need grace everyday. And then, there are days like today, that could benefit from a double helping.
The funny thing is, I’m so much better at giving grace to others than I am giving it to myself.Read more
I’ve heard it said that God treats us not according to where we are, but corresponding to where we are going and who we are becoming. That He sees the end, and treats us accordingly throughout the whole trip.
But what if that’s not quite right? What if God treats us with the beginning in mind, not the end?Read more
I posted an open invitation on social media a few weeks back and LOVE the questions you all provided in comments and direct messages—many of which centered around spending time with God. Today’s post is my answer to this great question: What does your prayer life look like on a daily basis?
Before I get there though, let’s start at the beginning. What’s a prayer life?
“Comparison paralyzes, but camaraderie found in our less-than-perfect hearts inspires. Discover camaraderie in the imperfection of the Marys.” – Andy Lee, A Mary Like Me
Andy and I met online some years ago, a chance passing on a blog link-up, I believe through either The Timewarp Wife, or Lisa Jo Baker. We started frequenting each other’s blogs and sharing comments, but I’ll never forget our first real-life meeting.Read more