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messes to vessels

Peter. If you’ve read any part of the New Testament, specifically the Four Gospels, you know this name. One of Jesus’ disciples, Peter was always the one doing or saying the wrong thing. He was the one I found myself forgetting the name of during a story to then finish reading it and thinking to…

no tears left to cry

I was told that after childbirth, your body changes. Like your actual DNA shifts to produce differences beyond the size and shape of your tummy. I think that’s really remarkable. You literally will not be the same after having a baby. One of the first things I noticed post-birth was my hair color had darkened.…

when dr pepper changed my life

2011 was halfway through my senior year of high school. I had done my college visits, received my letters of acceptance, and had the daunting task of making a decision of which institution to attend for higher education. Hope College was my first choice. But of course, money was an unfortunate factor in making this…

It is what with my soul?

  It is exhausted with my soul. It is anxious with my soul. It is bored with my soul. It is fine with my soul. Most days, all of these seem more fitting than the words from the 1876 hymn: “it is well with my soul.” Many find these words to be of great comfort…

Self & Sin – The Enneagram

I’d like to start off by saying two things: first, I am no expert in this content. I am simply an interested learner who is eager to share and learn more; second, I’ll be using the word ‘sin’ quite a bit throughout this post, so if that term puts a bad taste in your mouth,…

Holding New Life

It was the Eve of Easter Sunday. My husband and I were celebrating the beginning of Spring Break and University of Michigan in the March Madness Finals with a dinner out. Little did we know this would be the last night we’d celebrate as a party of two. Wanting so much to enjoy the delicious…

The Stuck Places

This blog is* titled “Worship in Waiting,” so I feel obligated to shed some light on the meaning of this singsong alliteration. It comes from a place of vulnerability. Truth be told, I have a hard time waiting. If something is going to happen, I want it to be now. If something needs to be…