LIFE & DEATH

2017. What a year it has been... For us as individuals, a community, a nation, a Church... Amen? Reminders of our frail, ever-expiring human state are a daily occurrence. Between mass shootings, home-wrecking hurricanes, & the loss of so many loved ones, we are constantly being torn to pieces. This is the state we live …

Dwell With Safety

It's hard to define what safety is. The dictionary defines it as "the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury" But the Word defines it as being the Lord. “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:31‬ "But whoso hearkeneth …

Life Is Now

Over the past year or so this three-word phrase, "life is now," has become my mantra, my prayer to learn to live in the moment. A natural-born control freak, I spend a lot of time trying to figure out what place I'm currently at in my life. Whether looking into the past for some comfort …

Got Me So Empty

Recently on Joylily's & my honeymoon while exploring downtown Cincinnati we had a strange encounter - an encounter that somehow felt meant for us. For us, this wasn't the typical Monday that it was for the rest of the city who went on about normal life; it was a celebration! Months of preparation, constant attention …