Today I’m pondering emptiness. Specifically, this empty chair beside me. This week my family is at the beach. Stephen and our four boys are walking along the sand tonight, and I opted for some quiet time on our balcony. The ocean lies in front of me in all its beauty, with the soothing, rhythmic rolling […]
If I had to describe myself in one word it would be, “needy.” I’ve felt this way for the last few years. I have a lot of experience with it, an unfortunate expertise.
The question is not, “are we needy?” The question is, “are we needy well?”
You, dear reader, are needy, too. My husband frequently reminds me that it’s good to be needy. Our needs extend well beyond our physical possessions. In my life, I find that my physical neediness always points me to my spiritual neediness.
How can I bring glory to God in my neediness? How is my being needy a good thing?
Join me in this journey that began with a simple, heartfelt prayer:
“Lord, help me to be needy well.”
For a more thorough manifesto on be needy well, click here.
Today I’m pondering boldness. We all want to be bold, right? Being bold feels brave. Confident. Capable. We respect those who stand up for the weak, take risks for the kingdom, fight giants, and never falter in their faith. No one wants to think of themselves as weak. I’ve tried to live a bold life […]
I love reading articles online. I enjoy the musings of another’s brain as they present an idea, flesh it out with three subheadings, and wrap it up in a logical, Christ-exalting conclusion. It’s tidy. Smooth. Orderly. Normally, I enjoy contributing to this practice as I process God’s truth and how it applies to different scenarios […]