That’s Life (Can You Relate?)

I love the Adventure Log because it is just about life, and the best thing about talking about life is that we can all relate. I have these fun life discussions all the time with my coworker (and great friend). We talk about the weather… constantly. Who got the most rain or snow? What is our forecast (since we are convinced we know more than the weathermen)? We share crazy stories about things we’ve witnessed. (He has an odd way of finding himself in the middle of crime scenes all the time.) We discuss ways we are avoiding the flu during winter. We complain about mosquitos and Mondays. And, we love to solve the world’s problems each morning. That’s my life. Can you relate?

Now, let me tell you about a time that I couldn’t relate to people – all Christian pastors.

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Every Little Detail

Every Little Detail

Two weeks ago, it was 36 degrees outside. Today, we almost set record high reaching 86 degrees. That’s Wisconsin! With the beautiful spring (summer?) weather, I have been using my lunch hour to go for a walk at a park near my work. It’s a great time to take in God’s creation while praying to the Creator.

As I was walking past some woods, taking in some newly fallen trees from winter, I had a thought enter my mind: God is in every little detail.

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A Good Friend

A Good Friend

This Friday, I get to be the emcee for an event called “Out of the Nest” put on by Holy Hen House. The best part about this event is the Christian encouragement mixed with the fellowship of other Christian ladies. It has me thinking this week about the blessing of good friends. 

We all crave friendship. Even more than that, we need godly friendship. The road Jesus has called us to walk in this life as we follow him is not always an easy one. It is an incredible blessing to have friends who walk it with you and spur you on in your faith! Unfortunately, I think a lot of us settle. We have friends who share interests and passions, but do we have Christian sisters or brothers who stand alongside us in this life of following Jesus?

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God of the Impossible

God of the Impossible

In our daily Bible reading we just read 2 Kings 6-7 yesterday and these chapters leave you on the edge of your seat. First, Elisha makes the axe head float. Then, Elisha and his servant find themselves surrounded by the Syrian army and Elisha famously prays for God to open the servant's eyes and he is able to see the horses and chariots of fire outnumbering the Syrians. 

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Clean Your House

Clean Your House

I woke up this morning to an amazingly clean house. Justin and I have five young kids so this is more rare than I’d like admit! But, yesterday was beautiful here in Wisconsin, so while the kids were out playing, I was able to get the house in great shape.

There is something wonderful about waking up to a clean house. I feel like my whole perspective on the day changes. I’m excited to focus on the kids and make them my priority. I’m usually willing to do a project or join them in some adventure or activity they love. On the contrary, when I wake up to a messy house, all I can think about is my checklist of cleaning and trying to get things in order. It’s hard to see the privilege of being with my kids because I struggle to see past the mess.

The same is true for sin in our lives.

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