Everyday Jesus

I was sitting at the kitchen counter pitting an avocado when the knife slipped. You know how this story ends. I felt the blade caress my hand and saw pieces of green and brown flying everywhere before me. I thought to myself, “Stitches seem to fit this hard season of life I’m in.” I was […]

Love Letter From the Father

Hey, Sweetheart, it’s so good to see you. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? But it doesn’t matter. I’m glad you’re here now. I love the time I get to spend with you. You are gorgeous. Do you know that? Do you really know that?

When Peace Feels Impossible

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I’m beginning to understand why Jovi in the movie Elf says she’s “just trying to get through the holidays.” Here’s the thing: I work retail. And ministry. And I’m in grad school. In December, all three of my worlds get stressful. Add to that, the Christmas shopping, the card mailing, the family visiting, and the […]

What Does it Look Like To Dwell in Peace?

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You know that feeling when you put too much food in your mouth and now you have to somehow find a way to get it to your stomach without choking? Yeah, that’s kind of where I’m living right now. I’m a full-time seminary student with the equivalent of three part-time jobs. Needless to say, life’s […]

What It Looks Like to Have Immanuel With You

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I messed up. I made a mistake that cost my company money. When a coworker pointed it out to me, I felt terrible. It was a stupid mistake. I knew better. I wasn’t thinking, was going too fast, and wasn’t paying close enough attention. The whole thing was silly and I felt terrible because of […]

Why I Hate Grace

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I smiled as I washed my hands and saw a small child’s scribbles on the church bulletin sitting on the bathroom counter. It said: Dada loves loves loves loves loves loves loves loves loves Gracie.” I’m sure that little one just wrote those words to keep herself entertained in adult church. But God left them on […]

Will You Be Proud of Me?

We sat in his office—me balling my eyes out, him encouraging, pastoring, and gently correcting me. I desperately needed it. I felt like my whole life was out of whack. He was assuring me I wasn’t alone, I wasn’t broken, and I wasn’t a lost cause. Katie, have you ever heard the story about my […]

When Ordinary is Also Extraordinary

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God had spoken. He’d brought to mind some words He wanted to share with the missionary in front of me. He wanted to use my mouth to do it. And I straight up didn’t want to repeat what He said. It was one of our first days in Germany and we were praying over a […]

Does Prayerful Healing Actually Happen?

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To say that it had been a long day would be an understatement. I was going through some training where they fire hosed us with information all weekend long. By Saturday night, my brain was overloaded. Let’s add some seasonal allergies and a throbbing headache to the mix. I was fried. Useless. Worthless. The responsible […]

When You Miss Jesus

I miss Jesus. It’s a weird statement to hear from an on-the-field missionary but it’s true, honest, and transparent. It’s also something I’m sure I’m not alone in—both among my squadmates and blogreaders. We all have different worship styles. Even though I daily get to participate in many different acts/types of worship, not getting my […]