Sandtown (#write31days-Day 23)

It’s been two and a half years since I joined a number of individuals who gathered together for difficult discussion and walked the streets of Baltimore, praying, as the city was in uproar over the death of Freddie Gray. After the news cameras went away and the trials were over, a group remained, walking the … [Read more…]

Thy Strong Word (#write31days-Day 22)

The worship I participated in on Wednesday evening has stayed with me and is resonating with me this morning. Though our official Reformation celebration won’t take place until next week, we can honor and celebrate it each day, as it reminds us that our faith is all about Jesus and His saving work for us. … [Read more…]

Another week (#write31day-Day 21)

There’s hope in making it through another week, which was full of encouragement and connections. As I reflect back on my conference experience, I see… Reconnecting with ministry friends and meeting new ones Worship bringing tears to my eyes as I sat at God’s feet and rested in Him & His saving grace Promoting a … [Read more…]

One Little Word (#write31days-Day 19)

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, I am at a conference. As a church professional, I serve in a large geographical area, which covers several states. Because of this, we only gather as a district every 3 years. As the event began, with each interaction with friends and new connections, I felt hopeful. Often, these type … [Read more…]

Me Too. (#write31days – Day 17)

When I see copy/paste type posts on Facebook I usually gloss over them. They are an equivalent to me of the dreaded “email forward,” which I always felt compelled to share back in the day. However, when I came across the following status of a friend, I paused: “Me too. If all the women who … [Read more…]

God of Hope (#write31days-Day 16)

This is one of the crosses on that wall I talked about in a post last week. It’s small, but it stands out, with the light colors and the giant letters spelling HOPE. The verse written on the cross comes from Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as … [Read more…]

Chain Breaker (#write31days-Day 15)

I heard this song on the radio the other day and it’s one of my favorites right now. “If you’ve got pain He’s a pain taker If you feel lost He’s a way maker If you need freedom or saving He’s a prison-shaking Savior If you’ve got chains He’s a chain breaker” So much hope … [Read more…]

Hope in Blessings (#write31days-Day 14)

The weekend is a good time to reflect on the week behind you. During the month of October, I’ve started the practice of writing down things I am grateful for before I go to bed. It’s a routine I’ve done before and I love doing it at bedtime because I can think about my day … [Read more…]