My husband, Tyler, once asked me what my most worshipful times of the Lord had been. After briefly reflecting, I found my answer: writing papers for Bible and theology classes.
I am utterly interested in learning about God.
I write, study, read, reflect, etc. theologically in order to know Him (Proverbs 2:1-5; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Ephesians 1:17; John 17:3; Hosea 6:3; Psalm 111:2). For He is worthy to be known and worshiped by the people of His creation: “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable” (Psalm 145:3).
God has graciously revealed Himself in His Word—He is to be heard. And the more of Him I behold, the further I am changed to be the person, the worshiper, God created me to be—I am to be transformed.
Therefore, as a writer, I am continually striving to think no less of what might be a joy for others to read than what has caused me to know and worship God (1 John 1:4). Along these lines, I am eagerly anticipating the January 2020 release of my in-depth Bible study on the book of Jude, Keeping the Faith.
Originally, I started blogging after my firstborn daughter, Noelle, was stillborn in 2013. As you desire, you are welcome to learn more about her and who God has been to me in this earthly loss through my book Made for a Different Land and through my grief blog. Posts on topics other than grief are in my main blog.
Also, here are some of the best-like posts from across the two blogs:
3 Benefits of the Law for Those Under Grace
Book Review: “Lord Willing?”
5 Perspectives for Enduring Panic Attacks
Nourished by Christ in the Wilderness
Speak Scripture into Suffering
70 Prompts for Praising God
Meditations on Dust
I See Your Care for Me
Church Is Home for the Grieving
Don’t Let Suffering Silence Your Prayers
Her Stillborn, Him Sovereign
Hope Good Friday Brings to All Believers
One final note: you will see pages related to my grandfather, David J. Hesselgrave (1924-2018), and his missiological teachings. His elucidating thought has greatly shaped my understanding of missions and the Scriptures—and his writings are still influencing me. I hope to share more about how and why in the days to come.
All His best to you in your studies of and increasing obedience to the Word.
Thanks for visiting,
P.S. I always enjoy notes from readers, and try to respond whenever I can.