Weariness

The Weary World Rejoices

by Alexa Hess

My husband and I had only been married three weeks when we made our trek across the country to settle in Seattle. We spent two weeks traveling only to discover that our POD full of belongings was delayed when we arrived.…

A Prayer for Solace in the Midst of Holiday Hustle

by Shelby Turner

Heavenly Father,

December. 

Holiday hustle.

Busy, so busy. Parties, shopping, dinners, wrapping

Loud, so loud. In my loneliness, longing, heartbreak

Craving peace, craving quiet, craving You

Help me make space

Slow down

Search out still moments

Help me pause

Reflect

Quiet the chaos and just be

Instead of bustling about, centering on You

Instead of hustling, hushed and listening

Instead of amassing more, leaning into the real meaning

Remind me what this is all about

Show me where joy abides

Lead me to peace

Give me Your heart for this season

May I be found 

Choosing to focus on those forgotten

Looking for the one alone

Not rushing past the downcast

Instead, showing lavish generosity

May I speak 

Joy to the world

Peace unto men

Promises are kept

Faithfulness is fulfilled

May I believe

You are the Savior

The hope of all mankind

The only hope

For this broken, desperate world

May I remember
Longing for salvation has ceased

God with us, Immanuel, Jesus

He came

Came to love

And forgive

And restore

And bring back

And redeem

And set free

Came to open 

Eyes and ears

Hearts and souls

To truth

Came to show the way

Lead the way

Make a way

To the Father

Jesus came

Jesus is here

Here in my rush.…

Gently He Leads

by Shelby Turner

I’m a young mom with a house full of little ones. There are smudgy fingerprints on my walls and windows, tiny socks littering the hallways, and stacks of sticky dishes in the sink. My sleep is interrupted and cut short almost every night.…

Two Promises in Our Pain

by Alexa Hess

The other day I was watching one of my favorite TV shows, chuckling at the events that were happening between two characters. One of the characters was in tears because they were going through a breakup. The other character saw their friend’s grief and was extremely uncomfortable.…

Gospel Hope for Sadness

by Kristyn Perez 

We’ve all experienced sad days before. Days when the world feels blue and hope feels far off. Days when heaviness and despair feel so close that they seem to have melded as a part of you. Days when tears feel like your closest friends.  …

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