Sin can't separate us from Jesus... nothing can.

The Sin That So Easily Entangles

Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:38-39) I just want to leave this scripture here and stare. Write nothing further. Seeing it over a social media feed encouraged me greatly. It’s been a few weeks now of…

August 7, 2017
Hope secure when life isn't with Denise Pass

Hope Secure When Life Isn’t

Job 17:15 “Where then is my hope – who can see any hope for me?”  Sitting on the cold concrete porch, my heart pounded within my chest over my new reality. I wasn’t enough. I wasn’t enough. Those words resounded within my head so…

July 20, 2017
Parenting Future Adults: 3 Facts I Hope They Know Before Leaving Home

What I Hope They Know Before They Go

My son is officially a high schooler. He will be a freshman this coming school year, but I already see it. He’s friends with all the lifeguards at the pool. Random high school guys (and girls) talk to him. He took a practice test…

July 17, 2017
When the struggle is real...

When the Struggle is Real

“I don’t need refreshment, I need a resurrection.” My friend said that to me in January as we were sitting at the local Starbucks. That statement hit me like a ton of bricks, and I have been reflecting on that statement still months later.…

July 13, 2017
Authentically Insecure: 3 Common Reasons for Insecurity

Authentically Insecure

When I published my very first Christian fiction novel four years ago, I had no idea what a roller-coaster ride I’d just jumped onto. Cue late-night writing binges when I felt so stoked to finally be doing what I always dreamed of, followed by…

July 10, 2017
3 Ways to Grow Your Faith

Stuck in a Rut? 3 Steps to Spiritual Growth

You can live a Christian life, and still have a stagnant relationship with Jesus. I know, because I have been. My faith hasn’t grown this summer. In fact, it might have been a while since it has… I still pray and go to church…

July 6, 2017

Breaking through to Abundant Life

(This post contains affiliate links) I’ve had Taekwondo on the brain lately; my two oldest have been practicing their forms and board breaks for upcoming belt tests. My eleven-year-old will have to break one-inch thick pine boards with various kicks to progress to his…

July 3, 2017
The beautiful chaos of summer

The Beautiful Chaos of Summer

Does anyone else have a love-hate relationship with summer? I love the extra time with my kids, but hate how little I get done around the house. I love spending time outdoors in the sun, but I hate the extreme heat. I love the…

June 29, 2017
God is in control

Looking At Horrible Circumstances From A New Perspective

If anyone had told me I’d be the mother of a child who’d need care the rest of her life because of a brain injury I would’ve said, “I’m not the sort of person who can handle that kind of thing.” And I would’ve been…

June 26, 2017