Tagged Christian Life

When Gratitude is Hard (Or: The Reason We’re Not Grateful)

That little red number blazed at me on the top right of my computer screen. I had effectively ignored the fact that it was alerting me to the reality that someone had sent me a message, but every time I logged on it relentlessly popped up. Having stared at me three days, I was torn…

Sister, You Can Do Hard Things

“It’s just not for me, I guess,” she said, shaking her head with resignation. The words fell from her mouth with a splat; they were deflated and her heart was fit to match. Between us sat an open Bible, a well-worn dictionary, two pens, and plenty of scratch paper. We were working through the Text…

You Have a Calling

She sat with me in silent tears. It was 7am in a busy little breakfast joint. The hum of morning regulars surrounded us and, ironically, shrouded our conversation in privacy. “What am I called to,” she asked through tears. “I don’t think I have ever known.” The litany of things she had considered to be…