Come to the Table

Several months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a friend for coffee... someone I hadn't seen for years. During this time, she shared her story, a story of redemption that I felt honored to listen to. God picked her up from one of the darkest places someone could find themselves in, and brought her... Continue Reading →

Not My Strength.

"Not my strength, but yours." "Not my will, but yours." As a believer, I know the truth behind these words, at least I thought I did. I know that I can do all things through him who strengthens me (God). I know that every good and perfect gift is from above. I know that the... Continue Reading →

Not of This World

I've been a voting member of society since my 18th birthday. Granted, a lot of people have a few more election cycles under their belts than me, but, I've been at it awhile. Regardless how many elections I've participated in, and others have participated in, when I find myself in conversation (perhaps more often than... Continue Reading →

Don’t Assess at the Top of the Hill

Alright parents. We're in a spot. Our kids are starting school soon, have been sent off to some hybrid combination of school or full-time school, have different schedules daily, or have become homeschooled (quite possibly during yesterday's nationwide Zoom outage).   I wanted to take a second to share the best piece of advice I... Continue Reading →

Stop the Colorblindness: Unfreeze

Yesterday, I walked out of our bedroom first thing in the morning, barely awake. I took one step wrong at the top of our steps and quickly found myself at the BOTTOM of the steps. I've been thinking a lot about it since then. You see...when I got to the bottom, I did that thing... Continue Reading →

Embracing the Unknowns

The waiting place is not new to our family. While it seems to have taken on a new meaning for our whole world, it's also deeply personal and different for each of us. Just the other day, I posted the photo above of our newly blooming lilacs, along with this description on Instagram: "In the... Continue Reading →

Heart on the Altar

  I don't often venture into the realm of poetry. But sometimes, especially when I'm working through things, I sort of go back to the familiar; back to what started my love of writing and words in the first place. For some readers, you'll know what's happening here. For others, I have a lot to... Continue Reading →

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