meeting with God in the midst of our days

Last month at the Messy Bun Newsletter we talked about the why behind nourishing your soul with the Best, and today we are discussing HOW. I gathered advice from multiple women in vastly different seasons of life and asked them what it looks like for them. Are there seasons where meeting with God looks different?Continue reading “meeting with God in the midst of our days”

what to do when you’re inside the gate & dying to color outside of the lines

I’m living with a lot of guilt right now. Who am I to be the one with white skin and not marginalized? Who am I to not be the girl that was stolen out of her bed and taken away? Who am I to be the one born in the United States where I don’tContinue reading “what to do when you’re inside the gate & dying to color outside of the lines”

known by our love? or our rants?

How do you set up your process of taking in information? Do you learn about current events from more than one source? Do you block someone the minute they post something that you disagree with? Do you read books or listen to podcasts with more than one worldview? Do you eat dinner with people thatContinue reading “known by our love? or our rants?”

how to take heart in these troubled times

What a way to begin the year, right? We’ve had a celebrity death among 8 other precious souls, taken too soon. The outbreak of Coronavirus. Controversial half-time shows and award show speeches. Our world is hurting – secretly hoping for Eden although on most days I think we would settle for Mayberry or Stars Hollow.Continue reading “how to take heart in these troubled times”

choosing to be present.

Present is my “word” for 2020. I hesitated to even declare a word over my year because, frankly, God will do whatever He wants. I might make my word “quiet” and He’ll crank up the volume. I might make my word “joy” and be met by the deepest depression of my lifetime. It’s true. Regardless ofContinue reading “choosing to be present.”

#SayYesToAbundance2018

since the first few weeks in january, you’ve seen me use the hashtag SayYesToAbundance2018. but what is saying yes to abundance? and why this year? it’s knowing that a full life isn’t a perfect life. God came to give us joy, but not a life that makes us boast of our own achievements and blessings,Continue reading “#SayYesToAbundance2018”

on the promises of growth and green fields.

You can find this post at it’s original home, and other favorite place to hang out on cyberspace, The Rising!  big thanks to Phil Frigon for letting me use his stunning photos!  Every spring in the Flint Hills of Kansas, when wind is unusually slow and the promise of summer introduces itself once again with eachContinue reading “on the promises of growth and green fields.”

a letter to the wanderer. 

Hey there, wanderer.   I call you a wanderer because that something that binds my heart with yours. We both know what it’s like to walk away from all that is holy and come back with empty arms and hearts. It’s something that breaks my heart over yours. I wish that you would look upContinue reading “a letter to the wanderer. “

saying yes to being eternally set free

[post originally published at my favorite home-away-from-home, The Rising.] What does freedom in Christ mean? If I am free, then why is it not okay to do whatever I feel like doing? If freedom doesn’t mean that I can do whatever I want, then what is it for? Galatians 5:1 says, “For freedom Christ hasContinue reading “saying yes to being eternally set free”