How to Start Your War Room

Last Sunday, at the end of service, our pastor invited anyone who felt called to come to the front and pray. I looked ahead at my family, a few rows in front of me, feeling reluctant to admit my great sense of need while they looked on. Asking God to be with me while I…

Why to Use a War Room

  The end of last year shattered me. I broke to the tune of emergency room visits, medical exams, and the news of two consecutive miscarriages.   This fall, when I experienced a third miscarriage, I woke up one morning with tears in my eyes with the thought: this is my breaking, running through my…

An Invitation to my War Room

I’m writing to you an invitation to my table. My table comes in many forms. One day it is a circle of people who believe in your becoming. On another day it is us, one on one with a coffee in our hands. Today, though, it is me finding you right where you are. The…

You are Not Alone

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn on qualifying purchases. The Kingdom of God is close enough for you to reach out and touch it, although, we must learn how to feel it. 1. The Loss. Laying on the operating table I asked the nurse if she saw my “little book…

Learning about God through Books

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. My favorite daily prayer for the past few years has been, “God, I want to know you more.” He meets me in this prayer in hundreds of unexpected ways. One of those ways is through books that speak truth about him….

Five Ways I’ve Found Grace in Healing

  This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Living in Michigan means that I get to see four seasons in all their glory. They come, and they go, and they come again. My years are punctuated by four very beautiful crescendos of nature. Winter this year was much…

An Honest List

What does it look like to bring your daily tasks to Jesus? I spent my entire morning trying to get motivated. Everything I needed to do laid heavily on my soul and I didn’t even know where to start. The easy way to spend the day would have been to spend it writing. The problem,…