The Pursuit in Pruning

The Pursuit in Pruning

Lately I have been learning about pursuit, specifically God’s pursuit of me. In a culture that encourages us to look at pursuit with the world’s standard instead of God’s, it is so easy to miss the small and grand ways that Jesus pursues us over and over again. But the fact that He wants to teach me about the word pursuit shows how much He is in pursuit of me. He longs for me to know about this love in a Heavenly way. And He longs for you to know it too.

John 15:1-2 says, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”

Pursuit in the form of pruning. This is the way the Lord grabbed my attention to transform how I would come to understand this word. Sometimes the best way the Lord can pursue our hearts is by pruning a branch in order for us to be more fruitful and beautiful in the way He intended for us to be. A few months ago, this was the case for me. Continue reading “The Pursuit in Pruning”

10 Powerful Promises From God

10 Powerful Promises From God

Tonight my blog post is simple – it’s to encourage those who feel weary, possibly confused and in need of a friend. As I was reminded by my loving mother on the phone tonight, the best way to find peace and understanding is in the promises of God’s word. So this is what I want to share with you –  hoping it resonates with even one, as it resonated with me tonight.

So my friend, these are promises written and inspired by God for you and me. Believe them – because they are real and were given to you. Jesus loves you so so much. I’m praying that the strength of these words help us to live out the truths that He promised to us long ago and that still hold true today and will into eternity. Continue reading “10 Powerful Promises From God”

Quarter Life Crisis – Check!

Quarter Life Crisis – Check!

26 years old. PARTAY. But really, my birthday was stellar. I worked from home and made my own strawberry cake that turned out pretttttttty yummy if I do say so myself. I met new and old friends at a brewery where we had 2 for 1 beers, munched on a way too ridiculously beautiful cheeseboard, all while listening to bluegrass in the background. And the night ended with a few of us on the basketball court playing knockout until the birthday girl won. YEP, I had my birthday diva moment… but really I would have had 20 more if it meant we would play Knockout ALLLLL NIGHHHHT! Continue reading “Quarter Life Crisis – Check!”