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Is it Biblical to say God “Hated” Baby Esau?

Does the bible really say God hated an unborn baby before he’d done anything good or bad? What does this verse mean in context? Join me as I dig into the old testament background of this very controversial passage. You might be surprised by the huge OT story Paul was summarizing in this one verse, and the point he was trying to make to his readers…

‘Mother’ is NOT Spelled M-a-r-t-y-r

Have you ever wondered why so much of what we hear about motherhood these days makes it sound more like a living martyrdom than a joyful occupation? Was it designed to be this way? Has it always been this way? Does it HAVE to be this way? That’s what I found myself wondering a few weeks ago on Mother’s Day. And in this post I begin to explore the answers to those questions…

The Two Best Decluttering Hacks You’ve Never Heard Of

Do you want to declutter but sometimes find it complicated? Do you enjoy the idea of minimalism but find it mentally exhausting to try and figure out which items “spark joy”…or which things you have or haven’t used recently? In this post, I address all those issues and share the two simplest and most effective decluttering hacks I’ve come across. Seriously. They are the BOMB.

How to Get More ‘White Space’ in Your Life (and why it matters)

Do you feel like your life is moving at 90-miles-an-hour all the time and you can never keep up? Is the lack of margin stealing your peace, joy, and creativity? I feel you. And that’s why I wrote this post.

Is it Biblical to… “Forgive Yourself”?

What does it mean to “forgive yourself”? Is it something Christians should do? Do humans even have the power to “forgive themselves” in the first place? I tackle all of those questions and more in this post!

Advent: A Jesus Who Breaks My Paradigms

Do you ever forget how radical Jesus is? I do. Sometimes I forget what it really means that He came to bring an amazing, right-side-up kingdom into a broken, upside-down world. But yesterday, in Luke 6, I had an encounter with the radical Jesus. And he broke my paradigms…

(Part 2) Is it Biblical to Call Deborah Plan B?

It’s time to examine the final argument for Deborah being “Plan B.”

Does the fact that she’s an “exception the rule” mean Deborah can’t be used as an example of biblical womanhood? What kind of “rule” are we talking about? And furthermore…was Deborah really an exception in the first place?

Join me as I dig into the scriptures to find out!

(Part 1) Is it Biblical to Call Deborah Plan B?

Deborah is a fascinating and polarizing woman in the Old Testament scriptures. How we interpret her story strongly effects what we understand about scripture, leadership, and biblical womanhood.

Is she an example to follow? Or an exception made for special circumstances? Join me in this blog post as I dig into the scriptures on a quest to find out!