Category: Blog Posts

Inner Strength for Outer Chaos

James ends his letter with an exhortation to keep seeking, keep asking, keep hoping.

Waiting Well on Road Trips, at Ranches, and in COVID-19

Waiting. For dinner to be ready, the doctor to call with a diagnosis, the stay-at-home order to be lifted. In all of our waiting, James calls us to be patient and steadfast.

More Social Distancing and Less Boasting in COVID-19

COVID-19 might just be the slap in the face that both hurts and helps. James calls us to respond with humility rather than arrogance.

When Strife Shows Up with COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders

For all the struggles due to the stay-at-home orders, there’s hope. James gives us both a call to respond in humility and a comfort in the provision of abundant grace.

The Power of Words in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Words carry power. Words can both protect and preserve. James 3 highlights the immense power of our words and the words of others.

Work That’s Smarter and Maybe Harder

Work. Some of us need to do more work. Some of us work for the wrong reasons. James speaks to us both.

Your “Favorites” Matter

Favorites. We all have them. And yet, we’re called to not have them. Thanks, James.

Remembering (or Forgetting) What You See, What You Read, and Where Your Park

We value what we remember. James calls us to remember with intentionality that fuels obedience.

Jeweled Crowns and Fishing Hooks

Why do we sin? James 1:12-18 shows us the practice of our temptations and the present hope of future glory.

Home Inspections, Hard Days, and Abundant Wisdom

James 1:1-11 shows us that there’s always purpose in our pain. God is not wasting our trials.

Encouragement for Preachers of the Word

We listen to you every single Sunday. Preacher, be encouraged and equipped in your sermon writing.

Evaluation of Sermon Prep and Preaching

A desire for growth demands a desire for feedback. Whether you’ve preached five sermons or five hundred sermons, the Lord continues to grow us. And this sphere of growth happens both on the front end of preparation as well as on the back end… Continue Reading “Evaluation of Sermon Prep and Preaching”

Experiences as a Pastor’s Wife and Preacher of the Gospel

I’m married to a pastor, the one who preaches the sermon on Sundays. And yet, let’s discuss preaching. After all, as the wife of a preacher, I’ve often heard the sermon five times before it’s preached on Sunday mornings. Lucky me, right? Now while… Continue Reading “Experiences as a Pastor’s Wife and Preacher of the Gospel”

Hungry Appetites and Holy Affections: 4 Gospel Truths to Combat Food Addiction

The Lord has and is making all things-even eating-new.