Summer 2018

  • Five Minute Friday,  Summer 2018

    The Most Loyal Companion

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Loyal. One quality we often value in our relationships is loyalty. We want to know that a person is committed to our wellbeing and will stay faithful to us even when things get rocky or life circumstances change. Jesus is the best, most loyal companion, protector, counselor, and friend I could ever ask for. His Word tells me that He will never leave me or forsake me, and that…

  • Five Minute Friday,  Summer 2018

    You Are Loved

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Loved. Loved. You are loved. The Master of the universe cares intensely about you. He pursues you relentlessly, longing to romance your lonely heart. You matter. You are valuable. You are a masterpiece, a work of art in the hands of the great Artist, a story flowing from the pen of the Author of life. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise—your Maker loves you deeply, beyond the bounds of…

  • Five Minute Friday,  Summer 2018

    Discovering Womanhood

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Woman. “Woman: an adult female person.” (Dictionary.com) This label has legally applied to me for less than a year, so I’m still discovering what it means. Entering adulthood, I have many questions about what my role is in the church and in society as a whole. What is unique and special about being a woman? What gifts did God give women that He didn’t give to men? Toward the…

  • Five Minute Friday,  Summer 2018

    When There Seems to Be No Way

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Way. The Israelites are trapped in slavery, and Pharaoh refuses to let them go. God sends 10 plagues and then splits open the sea to lead His people to freedom. Mankind is dead in sin and rebellion, destined to be separated from God forever. God sends His only Son to redeem us and restore our relationship. God makes a way when there seems to be no way. This week,…

  • Summer 2018

    Here I Raise My Ebenezer

    Here I raise my Ebenezer Hither by Thy help I’ve come And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home Jesus sought me when a stranger Wandering from the fold of God He, to rescue me from danger, Interposed His precious blood When I was in seventh grade and joined my youth group’s student leadership team, my youth pastor gave me a copy of Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris as a reading assignment. While my youth pastor gave our team several months to read the book, I devoured it the first week. This book revolutionized the way I viewed the teen years, giving me…