Scripture

Scripture

You’re Invited

I was pouring out some pent up emotions (and tears) in prayer on my walk the other day. I noticed I’d been trying to live bootstraps pulled up, marching forward right over my heart. I know that is not the Father’s heart towards me, so I decided to declare the truth to my heart by praying through Psalm 23. When I came to “my cup runs over,” I “looked” inside my cup. It was empty. A tear fell to the…

Unloved

Have you ever been in a Bible class when the teacher asked you to name a Bible character you admire? Maybe you wanted to be strong like Samson or a skilled warrior like Joshua. Maybe you wanted faith like Abraham or Mary or passion like Peter, even in his missteps. I’ll bet that you never thought, “I want to be like Leah.” A few years ago, someone sympathetically told me that’s who I reminded him of. Leah. Yep, the ugly…

The Book of the Bible You Didn’t Want to Read

Each time Lamentations rolls around in my Bible reading plan I roll my eyes and grit my teeth. Yes, I read it, but I never look forward to it and always dread it. It’s a book of laments and desperate cries that seem heavy and discouraging. Who wants their day to start off with that?!?! Not me. But this time was different. Perhaps the collective grief and discouragement the whole world is feeling set the stage this week as Lamentations…