What Jesus Says if your Stack is Shrinking

What Jesus Says if your Stack is Shrinking

“But many who are first will be last, and last first” (Matt. 19:30). Jesus said this to his close friends who were kinda wondering if He had noticed that their stacks had been shrinking over the past year. He said it just moments after a man walked away...
How Do I Overcome Comparison?

How Do I Overcome Comparison?

This post is part of an “Ask and Older Woman” series on Revive Our Hearts. And since I was asked to write it, I guess it’s official. I’m an older woman! But this problem of comparison is one that has trailed into every space and stage of life....
The Clean Sweep of Gospel Confession

The Clean Sweep of Gospel Confession

There’s a story from my college days that I’ve been notorious for. It goes like this: One day at the mall, I noticed a guy walking beside me, wearing a Michigan sweatshirt. Since I’m from Michigan and went to school in Virginia, I always enjoyed meeting people from my...
Comparing You and Me, From A to Z

Comparing You and Me, From A to Z

Hey there, Comparison Girl. How’s your heart doing, in this crisis? I’m wondering. Have you been… A. Feeling like a loser because other people are cleaning out sheds and organizing their attics and you’ve accomplished jack squat? B. Irritated...
Surrendering Control When Facing Coronavirus

Surrendering Control When Facing Coronavirus

Last weekend (when most churches were still meeting) I went to hug someone and she held up her elbow with a smile, saying, “I’m doing elbow bumps today, okay?” I wasn’t offended. I actually thought she was smart—especially when I woke up with a sore throat and...
Christian Girl: Why are you so angry?

Christian Girl: Why are you so angry?

I slammed the door so hard, it quivered in its frame. It was Memorial Day, and all I wanted was to sleep in, but noooo. My parents had decided it was a get-up-early-and-work day. And now my mom had just reminded me for the 116th time that I couldn’t leave until my...

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