Life on the Vine

The vine, the branches and identity

At the beginning of the year I bought a big, black artist journal with the intention of filling it with notes on what the Bible says about self-esteem, purpose and identity.  I began this year feeling restless and insecure and didn’t want to start a new year feeling this way.  In my search, I parked… Continue reading The vine, the branches and identity

Life on the Vine

The dormant seasons of your life

This is the 4th blog in a series called "Life on the vine." The theme is taken from John 15:5-7. Ecclesiastes 3 1 There is a time for everything,     and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2     a time to be born and a time to die,     a time to plant and a time to… Continue reading The dormant seasons of your life

Life on the Vine

Pruning is God’s Mercy

Since January 1st of this year, I have been doing a deep dive into the teachings of the vine and branches in John 15, and I am excited to continue to share what I have been learning. John 15:1-5 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch… Continue reading Pruning is God’s Mercy

Life on the Vine

The prayers of the vine

Jesus says in John 15:7, "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." I have been on a quest to understand this promise of asking and have concluded that Jesus is referring to the prayers of the vine: prayers that are… Continue reading The prayers of the vine

Life on the Vine

Replacing Goals with Prayers

When I woke up on the first day of 2019, a milestone in my life was reached. I had been living in Medford, Oregon for exactly one year. In the past 12 months I have journeyed through much change and grief, but God has been good to me. Now with an eager heart, I'm ready… Continue reading Replacing Goals with Prayers