Sunday, July 28, 2019

A key witness


A friend asked me recently what she could pray for me about. I found myself rambling on and on about how there’s so many things I feel like God is asking me to do someday, but each time I try to take a step towards one of those things, a roadblock appears or He tells me it’s not time to take those steps yet. Then when I start to ask Him questions about why not, all He says is:
“Get ready.” 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

When the fog clears

Those words aren’t just ones we sing in church or have written as decoration on a picture in our house. They are the truth of what happens to us once we open ourselves up to the goodness of God. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Thumbs Up

On my way home from work the other day, I saw a man in a red sweatshirt walk up to another man and say, “Hey! How you been?!” 

The other man, looking at him as if he were a total stranger, said, 
“Sorry man, what’s your name?” 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Pour Your Heart Out

Pouring out so much of myself to others is actually a concept I feel called to, but  one that also frustrates me so much. A leader in my life once actually even said to me, “Maggie, you’re always pouring out so much of yourself and you never give yourself time to get filled back up.”

Sunday, December 2, 2018

An Incomprehensible Kind of LOVE

The other day an incredibly kind and important family in my life sent me a card in the mail. I noticed before opening the envelope that it had been ripped on the side and was resealed with tape. I knew right away that something had been stolen out of it. I opened the envelope to find a $50 Amazon giftcard with the label ripped off revealing the activation code. I typed it right into my Amazon account, only to find that it, of course, had already been used. Someone had stolen the money off the card. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

My Mess vs. God's Best


Trusting God in ALL circumstances is admittedly something I've always struggled with. It can sometimes be easier to trust Him with things that we truly can't do anything about, but if I have a problem and I know I can fix it on my own, it can be difficult for me to stop and consult Him first. I see a goal I want to reach or a dream I have to achieve, and immediately, my wheels start turning and a plan on how to get there is already being devised in my brain. I even do this when my friends talk to me about a problem they’re having. I just can’t help it. I like answers, solutions, how-to guides. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Hi, it's me + I'm back!

I've given 'A Simple Hallelujah' a brand new look, and here's why:

 I originally started ‘A Simple Hallelujah’ back in 2015 just 13 days before my first trip to New York City. That time in my life actually feels so distant, but when I think back on it, I truly can't believe I've come as far as I have. I'm doing the very thing that I thought I'd only ever dream of doing when I God first gave me the idea for this blog... that fact in itself is mind-blowing.