Proverbs: 12:25 Anxiety weighs down the human heart, but a good word cheers it up.
After a relaxing five-day weekend, I dreaded jumping into the last couple weeks of the semester. Last night my anxiety was stoked by thinking about the 100+ tests, papers and final projects that would consume the next 10 days, not … Read the rest
Last night, one of my very good friends Claire, who lives in Spokane, Washington, FaceTimed me out of the blue and said, “I just need a good sad girl/hopeful girl chat,” and I knew exactly what she meant. Claire and I joke a lot about being “sad girls,” girls that listen to sad music on purpose, love … Read the rest
Matthew 2:11-14 An angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying “Get up! Take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.” So he got up, took the child and His mother during the … Read the rest
Luke 2: 21-38 “After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the … Read the rest
2020 is a weird year for hope. When I think back to January, we had so many dreams and plans for the year that vanished in a puff of smoke. My planner has a yearly “bucket list” in the front that now looks like a joke. I think the only thing I can actually cross off is … Read the rest
Luke 19:41 “As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it.”
Sometimes hope feels like a happy, buoyant feeling. Especially when it pops up unexpectedly. But often hope feels more like a decision to me, a determined resolve. So many times this year as I’ve despaired it has helped me to remember that Jesus … Read the rest