Would you take this gift from me?

The story of Jesus coming isn’t a pretty ‘Christian’ story. It’s not prim, proper or ideal when we think about kings and what they deserve. Not the manger nor the virgin. Not the myrrh. It’s not some story meant for Christians alone, for the ones who know the story by heart. It’s not merely for the ones […]

The inconvenience of Christmas

I’ve been thinking about the story of Mary this Christmas season. I wonder how inconvenient God’s will in Mary’s life must have been. Do you ever feel like that? Like God shows up or calls you into something, and it just doesn’t look the way you imagined it, expected it, and definitely not how you desired […]

You are going to lose

Very often, we set out to do something good, something great for God and for ourselves, and we realize that while we’re at it, we start facing challenges. And very often, these challenges don’t seem like they have anything to do with what we’ve set out to do. Do not be surprised. Because you need […]

Your unhappiness is because you are LISTENING to yourself

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? -Psalm 42:5a Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself? Take those thoughts that come to you the moment you wake up […]

Dig in – Tips for Studying the Word

I don’t think we place enough value on reading the Bible. There. I said it. I think we like the thought of reading the Bible but it intimidates us to just dig in and figure it out. Excuses would be: “I don’t have enough time.” “The Old Testament freaks me out.” “I don’t understand it.” […]

The Prodigal Mother

As part of the Little More Love team, we visit patients who have been affected by cancer once a month. Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to sing, dance and paint with children who have cancer, and it’s been an incredible blessing. The thing about playing with these children is that apart from the IV […]

Give yourself grace

“The last week has been quite painful and unsettling for me. If all that could go wrong could, it did. From losing my phone to writing a paper I didn’t prep well enough for to doing work where I felt I wasn’t giving my best. I started telling myself the same lies that always seem […]

Happy Easter Fools Day

It’s been such a strange year! First, Ash Wednesday clashed with Valentine’s Day, making it Va-LENT-ine’s Day, and now Easter is on the same day as April Fool’s Day. As much as this may be a coincidence, these two days may have more in common than one may think. People who celebrate Easter are fools, after all, aren’t […]

Walk towards your pain – Good Friday

Friday is here! The day my Jesus was tried, mocked, ridiculed, beaten, tortured is here! When it gets to getting picked last, my Jesus knows the feeling better than I’ll ever know; because when it came down to choosing to crucify the man they’d seen heal the sick, raise the dead, walk on water, cast […]

Walking on dirt

“Once a week, our group of around fifteen people meet up to worship in song and study the Bible for an hour or two. This being Holy Week, we decided to walk through the things that Jesus did in the final few days before his death on Good Friday. We felt that God was leading us […]