Tell Others

Tell Others

Last fall, I unexpectedly found myself looking for a job. I prayed and had family and friends praying for a job for me, also. Learning of an available position with a small firm, I applied and was granted an interview. Days later, the owner of the company offered me the job. Even though I felt an immediate stirring to pray about this opportunity when he called to offer me the job, I didn’t. I accepted it on the spot and jumped head first into this new role.

Within a very short time, it became apparent that this was not the right place for me to work.

The Least Among Them

The Least Among Them

Two years ago, on my birthday, my sister posted a picture of me from my early years of college when I had really long hair. This was the first time I can remember that she acknowledged my birthday. I can’t recall everything that she wrote in the post. I’m sure it said happy birthday and such, but what I am quite sure about is it included the words:

‘growing up is hard to do.’

Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough

Months ago I embarked on what I was trying to view as a season of rest.  Cutting back or completely taking a break from what had filled my time and my days.  I began to seriously look at everything that I was doing and trying to determine its merit.  I deliberately chose to not be part of a small group with church. God would be my small group.  I would consciously take my time in seeking God’s will for my life. I would dig into the scriptures. I would learn more about Jesus, our Savior.  I would seriously get in touch with God’s direction in my life.

If You Asked Me

If You Asked Me

If we were able to grab some time together, I’d love to have you over for coffee at my cleanish house.

I would ask how you like your coffee? Or tea! We have that too.

After the initial warm-up questions and pleasantries I might be brave and ask what you feel like God has been teaching you lately. If you asked me the same question, it would take a minute to sort out my thoughts.

I’m always doing that, asking questions without knowing how I would  answer them myself .

If Not For You

If Not For You

Last year, I experienced three job losses. The first one was from a job I had worked at since college and had sadly seen a steady decline in work happen over the past few years. Seeing the company dissolve and my job right along with it was expected, the others were not. After the second job was abruptly over and grieving yet another ending, I holed up alone that first evening. As the night wore on, I got down on the floor, in front of my open window, crying out to the LORD.

Immeasurably More: Rachel Morrell {video}

Immeasurably More: Rachel Morrell {video}

I grew up in a Jewish family. And I was bat mizvahed when I was 12. And that’s kind of how I was planning on living the rest of my life. And so when I started coming to Embrace, and I started hearing these things about Grace and Forgiveness and Kindness and Love. It hit home to me. And it hit me right in the heart because it was all of the things I had been looking for. And I was finally hearing them in this context.

Immeasurably More: Jacob & Aime Johnson {video}

Immeasurably More: Jacob & Aime Johnson {video}

Once the triplets were born, just the outpouring that we received… of just coming and holding babies, feeding, doing a load of laundry. We had a Small Group that adopted us and provided a meal once a week for the first year of their life. And it sounds like that’s not much of anything but we knew that that was one meal we didn’t have to thing about. It was such a blessing to us.