Reflections on a Cloudy Day

Confession time: I want to make a conscious effort to enjoy life and give thanks this next month, but I don't expect to become a new person overnight (or even in thirty days). That's because, while I am a child of God, I'm still a sinner stuck inside a fallen, human body. Sadly, I don't walk in the Spirit minute by minute. That's why I need grace.

For the Love of Books

It's been some time since I've shared what's on my nightstand, so I thought I'd compile a list of highlights from what I read over the summer months. I'm once again this year taking on the #vtReadingChallenge created by Tim Challies, and this year my goal is "The Committed Reader" plan, which is fifty-two books in fifty-two…

It’s Time to Start Talking To Yourself

It’s a scientific fact that humans are always talking to ourselves. (Scientists call this “self-talk.”) We talk to ourselves more than we talk to anyone else. Sometimes we’re our own cheerleader, talking ourselves into doing something difficult. Other times the conversation going on in our head is negative and destructive. On days you're lonely or discouraged, what do you tell yourself?