For the life of me, I cannot get clarity right now. Can’t hear God, or feel Him, or see the way forward… At the same time, a great deal is being stirred, shifted, and exposed within my heart. Timidly trusting that growth and healing is taking place, I wonder if God is involved; if He … More He Leads Me Beside Muddied Waters
Reading through the gospels recently, I’ve noticed something seemingly uncharacteristic about Jesus. He never came out and told His disciples, “I love you.” It’s true, go see! We think of Jesus as the ultimate expression of God’s love, but the exacting Old Testament God was much more vocal in His expressions of everlasting love than earth-side Jesus ever was. It was not … More Love is a Person.
I can’t think of a purer Daddy-daughter moment: the unfettered joy of her wrinkled nose and full mouth, and the deep satisfaction of his father’s heart that’s even bigger than that cookie. My husband often reminds me of the heart of Father God toward me and each one of His children. I had a moment yesterday … More On Being a Writer and a Daughter. Mostly a Daughter.
Suburban life is filled with convenience, but with those conveniences come a price. We lose touch with nature, with wide open spaces, with quiet. Mind, body and spirit, we need these experiences to maintain wholeness in the midst of a hectic lifestyle. These few intentional activities can do wonders to rejuvenate young and old — and even … More 5 Ways to Find space in the Suburbs this summer
Years ago I was laid out by a slipped vertebrae and disc in my lower back. During that season of pain, I found hope and freedom in places I would never have known if it weren’t for the pain. That’s the thing about the hard places, isn’t it – they teach you how to see … More When shame weighs heavy // A story of Hope
Last night was my long-awaited 40th birthday party. I rarely have expectations for an event centered on myself, but for the big 4-0, I was expectant. I deeply wanted what my husband had for his 40th: dozens of friends traveling from near and far bearing gifts and toasts and reasons why he is the best. … More Fullness of Forty
“Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, because I know that the Spirit of the Holy God is in you, and no secret troubles you, explain to me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and its interpretation.” Daniel 4:9 King Nebuchadnezzer demanded interpretation of his dream OR ELSE. After all, his kingdom could be … More How to Live with the Unknowns
Every day is the same – shop, cook, dishes, laundry. Sweep, wipe, scrub, pick up. All the papers, all the arguments, all the scheduling, all the homework. Do you ever feel like the monotony will swallow you whole? Do you ever feel reduced to servitude – pointless, unseen, neverending? Do you get bombarded with the … More 5 Ways to Not Feel Like a Slave in Your Own Home