The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

Name calling has been a thing for a long, long time. We accept what others say about us, and even our own self-given identities evolve. We're about a week into our study in John's gospel, and already massive truths have come crashing over my head. This topic of names, for instance. John earned the nickname... Continue Reading →

John 1 Resources

Any well-traveled girl will tell you the importance of smart packing. As we jump into John's gospel, we'll need to make room for treasures we find along the way, little surprises to make a good journey even better. Video by The Gospel Project This overview of the front half of John's gospel is informative and... Continue Reading →

What Women Need

(This post was edited for and originally published on the Baptist Convention of New England's blog on June 24, 2019. You can find it here.) While working with a program that prepared couples for long-term missions, I began to notice a deeply troubling disparity in the expectations and the definitions of spiritual excellence for males... Continue Reading →

Stretch It Out

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. This has been my ongoing and super complex inner dialogue since trying a new workout a couple of days ago. The program was apparently so effective it targeted muscles I was previously oblivious of owning. Funny, right, that my body is closer to health right now, while I'm in the throes... Continue Reading →

How It Works

You brave soul. Good for you! We can tackle this beautiful book together. How? For each chapter, there's a corresponding schedule, a plan to keep us on track. Sermons are linked for easy online access, or you can print the whole thing out if you enjoy manually checking off calendar squares as much as I... Continue Reading →

Touring with John

I'm typically a safe adventurer. While you won't find me out hiking mountain ranges or surviving the desert wilds, I love a good epic (and much like Bilbo, I prefer to read said good epic in front of my fireplace with a steaming cup of tea). Curled up with a sweeping journey through a vast... Continue Reading →

Kingdom Rising

What's the last concept you encountered that you knew would require extra time to work through? Something so meaty it refuses to fit into a tweet or on a dollar store coffee mug? I just finished reading The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge. The book includes a couple of paragraphs that I... Continue Reading →

The Procrastinator’s Gospel

(This post was originally published on the Baptist Convention of New England's blog on June 3, 2019. You can find it here.) "God has promised forgiveness to your repentance; but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination." (St. Augustine) They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

June bursts forth with a thousand promises every morning. Ants are just as happy with the sugar-coated peony buds out front as kids chasing the ice cream truck down the street. Brides and babies and graduates and dads—what a month for celebrating! If the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him... Continue Reading →

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