We Aren’t Home Yet.

12/3 ((from Bridget)) Where is home? We get asked this a lot.  Seems like an innocent conversation starter, especially while waiting for the stewardess to turn off the “Fasten your seatbelt” sign, but it isn’t for us.  I watch my kids wiggle and squirm as they try and answer this seemingly easy question.  Their answer?…

The Heart’s Appetite.

12/2 ((from Eve)) We’ve already covered quite a bit of territory this week, so let’s do a quick review, to make sure you’re up to speed if you’re just now jumping in. We’re looking at Philippians 3:10-21. Paul is writing to the Philippian church from a Roman prison, approximately ten years after he planted the…

Eyeballs This Way Please.

12/1 ((from Bri)) “Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.” I pray that you have enjoyed our journey through Philippians 3:10-21 so far. I know that I am drinking in the posts this week and…

Stop Being Such a Baby.

11/30 ((from Jessica)) “All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point  you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained.” Philippians 3:15-16 I wish I could collected a $10 bill for every time…

Should I Look Back?

11/29 ((from Megan)) “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 I wouldn’t call myself…

Press On.

11/28 ((from Natalie)) I have a chronic condition (it may even be hereditary), it’s called: Procrastination. I joke about it, but realize it isn’t funny to a lot of people, especially those who have to deal with the effects: my (almost habitual) tardiness. Last week, someone I truly care for and respect called me out…

How Much Do You Want to Know?

11/27 ((from Kate)) Raise your hand if you want to know Jesus! Keep that arm up if you want to be more like Jesus! Reach for the sky if you want to suffer, badly… and probably a lot! WHOOSH. Did you feel that gust of wind as we all slammed our arms back down by…

Gratitude: Me

11/26 ((from Bridget)) Your successes wound people. I cringe even reading that.  Isn’t that statement painful?  Does it pierce and pang your soul as it has mine for over 20 years?  This is a lie I allowed Satan to feed me.  I graduated high school, Cum Laude, and yet I grew to fear “success” as…

Gratitude: Family

11/25 ((from Eve)) To be perfectly honest, I haven’t done a great job of being thankful for this particular season in my family’s life. Instead, I’ve worried, been anxious, and cried a lot about what I can’t do or can’t fix or can’t help with or can’t be around for. Some of the tears may…

Gratitude: Community

11/24 ((from… our newest member of the HiH team – your Friday Hoper, Bri! You can read more about her here!)) I love Thanksgiving. That’s why I am adamantly opposed to jumping from Halloween to Christmas. I’m not anti-Christmas, I’m pro-Thanksgiving.  I want each holiday to serve it’s purpose. I love the way the holiday season…

Gratitude: Church

11/23 ((from Jessica)) Let’s go ahead and start this blog post with the ugly truth. I tried to get out of writing this post. No, really. I did. When I saw my name assigned to “be thankful for THE CHURCH,” I felt sick. “NO WAY. I don’t want to do this, God. I’m not going…

Gratitude: America

11/22 ((from Megan)) There is heartbreaking irony in basting my seventeen pound herb roasted turkey and leafing through a publication from Compassion International with it’s images of poverty on high resolution glossy paper. What I spend on a few packs of stationary and face wash on a Target run would support a single mama and…