Food For Thought

Spiritual Object Permanence

In my recent studies I came across something called Object Permanence. According to Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist, Object permanence is the understanding that objects continue to exist even when they cannot be observed (seen, heard, touched, smelled or sensed in any way). This is a fundamental concept studied in the field of developmental psychology that addresses

What Motivates You?

I’ve been thinking a lot about motivation lately. Good ol’ Webster defines Motivation as, the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. We all have our ways of motivating ourselves and others, even if we aren’t necessarily aware of the source or means by which we are generating that motivation. We motivate

Hide and Seek

I am convinced that God loves to play hide and seek. The Bible is chock-full of evidence that God hides treasure, wisdom, and even Himself–not to be sneaky or vindictive but rather to draw out our desire to seek Him. God is the most relational being around, and He longs for our reciprocation. He is

Sometimes God Plays Pretend

As a little girl (and only child girl) I used to force my dad to sit and have tea parties with me. I would set the table with little cups and plates, and at the miniature table and chairs, my big, grown-up dad would have to sit (pinkies up) and play pretend tea party with me.

Come Up Higher

I was on a plane a couple weeks ago and as I approached my assigned seat number I realized I was in the window seat (insert sigh here). After climbing over two people to get to my seat, I plopped down and attempted to get comfortable. See, now that I’m older I always prefer the aisle seat

The Key Ingredient

I wouldn’t call myself Betty Crocker, but I’d like to think I can get by. So, here I was baking a cake for my friend’s surprise birthday party. The oven was pre-heated, and the kitchen was covered with all the ingredients needed to make this cake a masterpiece, (let’s just say I’m not the most

For The Next Generation

Allow me to tell you the stories of two people who have directly impacted my life. I’ve always known deep down that the positive direction of my decisions growing up had little to do with me, and my ability to choose the right path. I didn’t know the source of that nudge then, but I believe

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Something Even God Cannot Do

I understand how for most of us this is a provocative title that piques our attention, and instantly unearths our theological understanding of God and His character. So many scriptures speak about how “nothing is impossible for God”, and while I whole-heartedly adhere to that belief, I have found that even God has given Himself some parameters

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Welcome: The Edges Of His Ways

I’m just a simple girl with simple thoughts, but I have discovered the grandeur in thinking about a great God. We don’t see all that He is up to in this life, and all that He is. However, I have found the greatest fulfillment in discovering more and more about the mystery and beauty found