God is ABLE {Living on the Rock}

I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is ABLE to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to Him.  (2 Timothy 1:12) He is ABLE to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20) He is ABLE to make all grace abound to you,... Continue Reading →

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I’m back. For reals this time. I hope.

I've spent the last year thinking about writing, but not actually doing it. I decided a while back that I wasn't going to make decisions based on fear anymore. But I've discovered that decision is way easier to make than it is to live out. Because the things I'm afraid of are scary. And I don't... Continue Reading →

Love’s Pure Light {Advent}

I wrote this as a guest post for the Women's Ministry at my church, EquipHer. It was an honor to be a part of the Advent Series on EquipHer Life again this year! Silent Night, Holy Night Son of God, Love’s pure light. I have heard my entire Christian life that God is love, and Christmas... Continue Reading →

My Christmas Manifesto

I was honored to be invited to share at a Christmas party for MUMS, a beautiful community of young moms at my church. After speaking almost exclusively to college students for most of this year, it was a delight to speak to people closer to my own life stage. It was so easy: I just preached the... Continue Reading →

Pretender to the Throne (Matthew 2)

I have been asking myself, where do I see the Spirit of Herod the Great? In the world around me I see that power corrupts. Where there is power and influence it is human nature to do anything to keep that power. This hurts my heart. SO MUCH of the hurt and suffering in our fallen world is based on this principle. When the sitting authority is threatened, it can turn murderous very quickly, and it is usually the young, the powerless, the innocent who suffer. But I also want to ask where I see the spirit of Herod in myself.

Why I quit blogging. And why I’m back.

Writers write. So I'm going to write. I'm going to write whether anyone reads it or not. I'm going to write whether I have anything new to say or not. Writers write. I will write about what I'm teaching and what I'm learning and I will join the great conversation going on here on the Interwebs. But I'm not going to post many pictures of or details about my family. Because I'm still a little creeped out.

More Than Eyes Can See

Yes, I am one of those people.I read half-way through a book, get really attached and nervous about the characters, jump to the last 2 pages to ease my mind, then go back and read the whole book. I just get so nervous when I get to the scary parts of a story. I have to know how it fits into the bigger picture before I can go on. I have to know that everything is going to be OK. I’m like this in real life also. Sometimes life is HARD. Sometimes I get really discouraged, and scared, and think that if this is how the story ends, I just CAN’T.

WELCOME!

Hi. I'm Renee.  I'm so glad you stopped by. I believe that there's more to life than what our eyes can see. I am worshipper, a wife & a mother, a daughter & sister, a teacher of the Bible, a volunteer, a reader, a talker, an observer, an includer, a question asker and a friend.... Continue Reading →

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