Erasing Worry by Staying Hot on His Heels

Remember way back in SAT prep? When they told us that sometimes all of the multiple choice options would be correct? {Oh those questions are a joy, aren’t they? ;) } In order to get the question correct, we needed to sort through the good options and pick the best answer. The very best option in a sea of mediocre. Those questions always stressed me out. What if I picked the wrong one? What if the one I think best isn’t what the scantron reader thinks more »

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I want you to know that you are loved. February is commonly referred to as “the month of love” where sweethearts shower each other with roses and chocolate. This is great and all, but so often it sets us up for disappointment. Whether you have a sweetheart at your side or not, the valentine season can be stressful and bittersweet. There always seems to be comparison associated with this holiday. Just think back to our elementary school days when it more »

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly (1)

I’m telling you, late night cry sessions with Jesus are now normal in the world of Kara. Sadness is terrible. It’s like a terrible dragon I need to be rescued from by my knight in shining armor (Note: That would be Jesus). I hate sadness. Most everyone does. Tonight Last night on Periscope, Chalene Johnson did a scope about ways to be happy when you’re feeling sad. And one of her tips was to change your focus. And as she was more »

When the waves of heartache crash around us, we don't have to be strong, because He is. God is our strength. The joy he gives us is our strength.

I grew up singing songs about joy. The classic children’s Sunday School songs: “I’ve got joy joy joy joy down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart!” “I’ve got joy like a fountain, I’ve got joy like a fountain, I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul!” “I’ve got joy down in my heart deep deep down in my heart. J-O-Y down in my heart deep deep down in my heart.” Singing about more »

The Intention of the Artist

Yesterday in my Intro to Theatre class my professor randomally pulled up Google Images and started showing us photographs of horses. Okay then.  He asked us to describe the photos using adverbs or adjectives. “Majestic.” “Black.” “Strong.” “Graceful.” He then showed us some drawings of horses- kinda like coloring sheets. He asked us what the differences were between the drawings and the photographs. And then we compared the coloring-book-like-pictures to full out hand-drawn, detailed images of horses. He asked us more »