when my life was knocked off of self-centered

I read the words “It’s not about you.”–the first four words of Rick Warren’s best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life. It’s embarrassing to admit how profoundly those words hit me as a 23-year old youth minister’s wife. I had graduated from college, entered into marriage and discovered I had no idea more »

sutherland springs–responding to the tragedy and horror

The kids were lacing their shoes for school, as the news blared of another mass shooting–this time in a church–First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, Texas. Jared looked at me over their heads with a question in his eyes communicating “do we let them watch? or do we shield them?” We more »

modeling gratitude

There’s an obvious theme happening throughout some of my posts recently! I’ll give you three guesses and the first two don’t count!

Sticking with the theme of the moment, I thought I’d jump on video today and talk about modeling gratitude.

These are only a couple of ideas of how to model gratitude and I can already think of more but I want to hear what you come up with!

What are tangible ways you can model gratitude toward those around you?

when we stop thanking, we start complaining

Do everything without grumbling or arguing,  so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky. –Philippians 2:14-15 I read Philippians 2:14 with a friend in college about not grumbling or complaining.  We began more »

what you don’t want me to pray for you

“I pray the Lord may make you feel yourself to be undone, ruined, lost, cast away, and then there is no fear of your rejecting Christ, for he that is perfectly bankrupt is willing to accept a Savior; he that has nothing of his own, falls flat before the cross, more »