10 Gifts for the Theology Lover in Your Life

Christmas is quickly approaching and if you're anything like me, you tend to panic last minute, trying to remember all of the great ideas you had for gifts for people throughout the year. If you have a fellow theology lover in your life (or really most anyone would enjoy these gifts), here are some of [...]

The Liebster Award

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links that if clicked on or the item is purchased I may receive a small compensation for. I have received two nominations for the Liebster Award from Lureta and Kim! Two lovely ladies with really great blogs. Please check them out! Thank you so much, Lureta for the nomination! It means so [...]

Dare. Discover. Stand

Today marks the 500 year anniversary of the beginning of The Reformation. A period of time when a man dared to ask dangerous questions, to discover truth in the midst of what had become status quo, and to do whatever it took to stand up for what he believed in, starting with a document, a [...]

Rest & Responsibility | Three Steps to Self-Care

In a world consumed by accomplishment, the topic of self-care is rarely discussed.  When, according to the American Psychological Association, “the nation is on the verge of a stress-induced public health crisis”, self-care is not a topic that can be afforded the luxury of mindless neglect. We feel the need to over-perform as a means [...]

The Wonders Yet to Come

For many, this weekend is a time of reflection and remembrance, and appropriately so. Good Friday was yesterday, the day when we remember Jesus going to the cross in a sacrificial act of unconditional love. What we oftentimes forget about is the waiting period between the death and the resurrection. It is natural that we all have [...]

Nerve Damage

I guest wrote this blog post for Wings of Refuge. Wings of Refuge is a nonprofit in Iowa that serves women who have been commercially sexually exploited. I imagine most people will agree with me when I say that we all hate pain. We don’t think fondly of it, wish for it, or enjoy it. Our team [...]

The Hard Questions: A God Who is Present in Pain, Loss, and Unanswered Prayer

Maybe it's not that our prayers are unanswered. Maybe it's that our God, our Deliverer, is making us more like His son. Maybe we can't fully minister to a broken world unless we have been broken, maybe we can't heal the wounded until we have needed healing, and maybe we can't point the lost to a Deliverer if we have not yet needed deliverance.