count it all joy

in james chapter one, james writes to the twelve tribes about trials. he says something pretty interesting... he says “count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds...” what?! i’m sorry, but that just seems crazy to me. i remember reading that passage growing up and thinking “what in the world …

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clarity

i was driving up to canada a few weeks ago with my parents for a conference. we left at five in the morning, at my request (what? there’s no one on the road at the time so no traffic). anyway. as i was driving somewhere in the hills of pennsylvania, i noticed it was extremely …

grace

my aunt who passed away shortly before i was born wanted my mom to name me grace. something to do with the arabic language and culture (which i do not understand) caused my parents to put mary in front of grace and thus my name. marygrace. and i have seen immeasurable grace in my life, …

perspective.

luke 1:45 - "blessed is she who believed that the lord would fulfill his promises to her" so often it's hard to believe in the promises of god. it doesn't always match what is currently happening in your life. because god is outside of time, he views thing from a different perspective. the verse doesn't …

if you want me to.

the first time i heard the song "if you want me to" by ginny owens, i was in california for my cousin's funeral service. i was in the car with some of my cousins and one of them (either marianne or monica) played this song. i remember the lyrics hitting me so hard as it …

hello

welcome to whatever it is that this is. to be quite honest, i am not entirely sure what this is or what it will become. but i am certain it is something i need to do. my hope is that, as i tell my story, it is what you need to read. that the hope …