Christmas: A Strangely Wonderful Story

Christmas is strangely wonderful. It makes no earthly sense, but we see the miraculous in God’s unlikely way of doing things. Only our wonderful God could take circumstances like these and make something so beautiful. You can read the whole story leading up to and including Jesus’ birth in Luke 1 and Luke 2. It’s…

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I Forgot to Pray During a Lockdown

I am an English teacher at a large suburban high school. Last week, we had a lockdown that lasted about an hour and twenty minutes. There was an allegation that a student had threatened another student with a gun, which was thankfully unfounded in the end. We practice monthly drills because school shootings appear in…

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End of Summer Update

Hi friends! It’s been a great summer and this week’s offering on the blog is a bit different. I am in the thick of prepping to return to the classroom and send my kiddos back to school as well. I have a few end of summer updates and some information to share. Thank you so…

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Testimony Under the Surface

I was baptized at 14 years old at the front of the church where I grew up. I’ll never forget it. Donning a white robe, I stepped into the white-tiled baptismal tank, heart beating like mad. Before I was baptized, I shared a short testimony. Then, I went under the surface, emerging full of peace….

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