December Planner: “Oh Hear the Gospel Story!”

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth…For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” John 1:14, 16 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government…

November Planner: Tune My Heart

Have you ever played an instrument that requires tuning? If you have, then you know how quickly it can become out of tune. During the short season that is summer in Minnesota, my violin reminds me that, yes, it is in fact over 15 degrees outside. I tune each of the four strings on my violin,…

October Planner

CLICK HERE TO PRINT THE OCTOBER PLANNER I am thrilled about the theme for this month’s planner: the gospel! Everything starts and ends with the gospel. The follower of Jesus never graduates from the gospel, but spends his or her life finding endless joys in it. It is simple enough for a 2 year old…

September Planner

  Hey you! I designed this monthly planner just as a tool for myself and anyone else who would be blessed by it. The purpose for the planner is primarily this: to bring God glory. Now you may be asking, “How could a planner do that?” Well, I believe that our sole purpose in life…

Deep Grief and Fought-after Joy

In the past three months I’ve been to five funerals. While four of the five of those funerals were for patients of mine, and one could say “you knew they would pass away,” it doesn’t change the fact that I grieve their loss. My four patients were all patients I had since I started my…

// Fall Birthday Hike //

Happy Thursday, friends! It’s that time of year…sweater weather, pumpkin flavored everything, hot cocoa, colorful leaves, refreshing air, and tall boots 🙂 Fall has always been my favorite time of year. And September has always been the best month. It just so happens that my birthday is in the month of September. This year was…

– Remembering Our Day –

It’s that time of year again…WEDDING TIME. It’s crazy to think that last year I was counting down the days until July 18! Since it is that time of year, I wanted to share some of the specials parts of our big day. We wanted to keep our day as simple as possible. Partly because the simpler…

Just Hold My Hand

As I sat there beside her bed, the only sound I could hear was the hiss and hum of the oxygen machine. I glanced at the few photos she had of her grandkids and began to wonder what I could do to make this new patient feel comforted. As I sat there, I felt her…

Be Jesus, My Glory, My Soul Satisfy

Comparison. Discontentment. Whatever word you use, it’s something I believe we all struggle with. I know I do. I have always struggled with it and have tried to fight it for years. These past few months I’ve really been fighting with discontentment. I find myself looking at Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest and thoughts such as…

How Sweet the Gospel Sounds…

“When Satan tempts me to despair, And tells me of the guilt within, Upward I look, and see Him there Who made an end to all my sin. Because the sinless Savior died, My sinful soul is counted free; For God the just is satisfied To look on Him and pardon me Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise…