Saturday, September 9, 2017

STRENGTH + PEACE


The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. 
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
Psalm 29:10-11



Almost two weeks ago in a Facebook memory, I was reminded that I posted these verses on the same day in 2010. In a time when social media often does more harm than good, I was grateful to be encouraged for a moment rather than enraged. 

The Lord knew I’d need that reminder seven years later to the day... While Hurricane Harvey tore up South Texas. In the aftermath of Charlottesville. As loved ones faced personal struggles and challenges. And right at the start of a new academic year. 

Since then, these verses have popped up in completely different settings. Whenever there’s a recurring theme in my life, I know God has His finger on something in my heart and a lesson for me to learn. So I knew it was time to pause and pray. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM A REDEEMED HEART




I am thrilled to finally announce some phenomenal news! 

My Dad, Steve Roth, just released his first book, "Random Thoughts From a Redeemed Heart." 

Over the course of two years, the Lord challenged my Dad to put his thoughts into writing. In this book, he shares forty different stories of various experiences and things the Holy Spirit taught him during that time. 

I love my Dad and am so proud of him. In addition to being a loving husband, wonderful father, and amazing pastor, my Dad is also an incredible writer. It brings me great joy to be able to share his words with the world. I know every reader will appreciate what he "thinks out loud."

Monday, September 5, 2016

WITH THANKSGIVING




Hello from Texas! Yes, TEXAS!  It's crazy to think that when I started the #WDYTYA16 series back in June, I was still in New York. Just a few months later, I am finally here to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. It's still surreal. I'm grateful. 

I took the month of August off from blogging as I got settled. It was busy and filled with change but God has done a ton already. In a short time, He connected me with wonderful people at a great church, provided a job for me right here on campus, and now classes have begun. It has certainly been an adjustment. I know there is much to learn - about my schedule, my classes, my job, myself. GOD. But it’s a good adjustment and I am so aware of God's grace in this transition. It is evident and I experience it daily.

Friday, July 8, 2016

THERE ARE NO WORDS




Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. Dallas. All within a matter of hours. It’s horrifying.

How can one articulate the anguish of a suffering soul? There are family members and loved ones in utter turmoil tonight all throughout this nation. This time, I cannot go about business as usual.

My heart aches.

My spirit grieves.

There are no words. And yet, I can’t stay silent.