Leaning into Lament in Acknowledgement of Pain

Leaning into Lament in Acknowledgement of Pain

It’s Holy Week and the heaviness felt around the world weighs even more as we reflect on the suffering Jesus endured on our behalf. Collectively, it feels like the world is groaning under the weight of it all.

In the heaviness, I’ve found solace in acknowledging that it is okay to groan to God about the pain and suffering taking place through the practice of lament.

Live Fully in the Present

Live Fully in the Present

Pain and hardship fail to warn us about their upcoming appearance in our lives leaving us unable to prepare for what’s to come. Life flips and suddenly we are contending with a much different future from the one we designed.

The speed at which life can change sharpens the value of the present moment. But how do we live fully in the present?

Hope for the Soul in Uncertainty (Playlist Included)

Hope for the Soul in Uncertainty (Playlist Included)

We are living in highly unusual and unprecedented times.

What will happen today?
What does all this mean for the future?

We are all processing these days the best we know how—often one day at a time, and frequently, one decision at a time.

May these words provide your soul with some hope during these uncertain times.

Celebrate the Small Stuff

Celebrate the Small Stuff

Whether you too are fighting a rare disease or are dealing with some other form of hardship, we can use small wins to offer hope, to tide us over, and to build our confidence that God is at work.

When nothing seems to change in the big picture, it’s easy to get discouraged. But when we notice the small ways God is at work, it can build our trust in Him and our belief that He will guide us through what is ahead.

How to Respond When People Decline Your Offer for Help: Just Show Up

How to Respond When People Decline Your Offer for Help: Just Show Up

What do you do when someone declines your offer for help? One solution: just show up.

Asking for help isn’t easy but certain resources can ease the burden.