Psalm 19: Creation Testifies

Sun’s Out Summertime. The days stretch out, long and lean, extending an invitation for us to soak up every ounce of sunlight left lingering on the edge of the horizon. There aren’t more than 24 hours in a day during the summer, but it sure does feel like it. More time for playing, swimming, laughing,…

Stream of water

Psalm 42: When Hope is Hard to Find

Psalm 42 is one of the most well known Psalms of all time, mostly due to the visceral, moving imagery of its opening verse: “As the deer pants for the flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” Maybe you’ve sung those words before? In fact, if you old-schoolers are like me, you…

Reading Bible

Psalm 32: A Surprising Path to Blessing

Let’s talk about your new favorite topic: How to read ancient Hebrew poetry. Don’t leave. Seriously, you’ll be good at this and you’ll be happy you kept reading. If you want to skip straight to the funny story, scroll down to “I had just started dating…” This is the fourth blog in a series on…


Psalm 2: Looking For A King

I loved fairytales when I was a kid. (I still do. Give me Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia any day and I’m a happy camper.) I loved getting lost in a make-believe world where anything was possible. In that world, the limitations of being a kid were of little consequence. There…

Parent beholds child

An Invitation To Behold

What does it mean to behold something? Sometimes on Saturday mornings our bedroom door cracks open and I see the shadowy outline of tousled hair and an oversized t-shirt sneak into our room. This small visitor crawls quietly between me and my husband, as the early morning light peaks over the window sill. Everything is…

Reignite Hope

Reignite Your Hope

Imagine if your deepest disappointments could be reframed to look like hope. WE ALL WANT ANSWERS “Any more questions?” my doctor asked me at the end of a routine check-up during my pregnancy with my second daughter. Tears welled up and began running down my cheeks. I knew this wasn’t the response he was expecting.…

Feeling Doubt

When Doubt Comes Home

A moment of doubt can change everything.   Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”  The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in…

Disappointed man

The Surprising Meaning of Disappointment

Disappointment isn't always what it seems. Psalm 22v5 To You they cried out and were delivered; In You they trusted and were not disappointed DISAPPOINTMENT IS UNAVOIDABLE Dad was leaving. Again. Like many dads, mine often had to travel for work. Like many young kids, I was often disappointed when he did. There was something…

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Success In Our Failure

In 1997, Nike released Failure, a dramatized ad many consider to be one of the most inspirational of all time. It was the year Michael Jordan began his famous last season with the Chicago Bulls en route to a 6th NBA title and second 3-peat, adding merit to claims that he would be known as…

Lyndsey Graduation Photo

Hurry Up and Slow Down

My name is Lyndsey and I have the privilege of bringing the Bible to life through creative pieces at Church on the Move. A while back I was working on piece about "hurry," and I wanted to say in BIG BOLD LETTERS: JESUS NEVER SAID HURRY UP The only problem with that piece was that…