How much of our life and energy is spent trying to prevent something “bad” from happening? God showed me something today that I want to share with you. In Luke 22:31-32, Jesus has a pointed conversation with Simon Peter. Just off the heels of the institution of the Lord’s Supper and the argument among the … More The Tumble and the Turning
As you may know, I am a huge fan of Sally Clarkson. I wrote all about her in this post. She has written several books that have changed the way I live and her podcast is on constant play when I am in my car. For the past month I have had the pleasure of being … More Excitement!
Late one evening, while driving home from a banquet that had been held to celebrate the end of the latest basketball season, I heard a voice pipe up from the nether-regions of my dark and messy Explorer: “I didn’t get to eat.” I forced my face to stay forward, eyes on the road, while I … More The Forgotten Feast
One of the deepest longings of every human heart is to be known. So often we walk through seasons of loneliness, where we feel as if no one notices us…we could splat face-down on the sidewalk and the whole busy world would just keep walking, never turning to lend a hand or even gasp at … More Understanding.
As a now “older mom” among many of my friends, I found myself in an odd and often lonely season of motherhood. It is so easy to make friends when our kids are little. Playdates at the park or story times at the library are the perfect conditions for forming friendships around the common experience … More If You Lack a Mentor: In Gratitude to Sally Clarkson
My everyday tasks are made more simple when decisions are straightforward. … More Less is…less.
I knew He would do it. He always does. Every year I look for it. In songs, in books, in billboards even. I wonder if I am grasping at straws or just making it up. Is it a product of my imagination? How will I know when it is the one and not something my … More The Word for 2018
We left the hotel room in a flurry of bags, blankets and collected “treasures” from a week in Texas. Since I tend to get sleepy when driving past mid-afternoon I was determined to get on the road by 7:00 am. The kids, though, groggy, were on board with the idea. They were as ready to … More You Can’t Hold It All
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.” Helen Keller Greatness really isn’t glorious. When I think of greatness, I usually think big! I imagine royalty, (especially the British sort) and pageantry. I think of servants … More Simply Great