Change is good and difficult. Many things in my life right now are a mix of excitement and exhaustion. Transitions are often conduits of such tensions. When I find myself knee deep in tension, my first instinct is to get out as fast as humanly possible. My tendency to run is rooted in my desire…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday
My body was exhausted. The weekend stretched me beyond my comfort zone, and it was only Saturday morning. The words pouring out of the presenter’s mouth pulled me further into discomfort. “She chose a better story.” He spoke of a family concerned about their rebellious child. They lamented because they had done everything to provide…… Continue reading Choosing a Better Story
4,380. I am not a numbers girl. Numbers are only important to me in terms of the temperature and percentage off sales. I wish I was kidding. I’m not. Last night, that changed a bit. I was invited to speak at a local ministry that has a transitional living center for homeless families. I spent…… Continue reading 4,380 Days of Waiting
Day after day, he arrives at his post. He is both weathered and unwavering. This is his job. The intersection hosts continuous traffic as the main artery to a major highway. He knows this and so assumes his stoic position between the lanes. His tattered sign simply reads, traveling. My husband refers to this gentleman…… Continue reading Seeing Beyond Mere Words
He waited by a healing pool. He had been lame for 38 years. Scripture tells us that when Jesus saw him and knew how long he had been ill, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” At first glance the question seems driven by sarcasm. Of course he would want healing, right? Maybe…… Continue reading A Valid Question
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Automatic headlights are annoying. I’m convinced they are evil. I’ve had several experiences where a car is blinding me with all the brightness. I’m not talking about cars a mile or more behind me-either. Just last night, while my daughter was driving home, the chap behind us compromised our ability to see with all the brightness. Not exaggerating…promise. Without…… Continue reading Are You a Creature of Habit?
One of my favorite past times is listening to stories. I like the stories that send you in a laughing frenzy and those of heroic adventure, but I’m most drawn to those I’m entrusted with, who find a space at my table. The tenderness in their voice always draws me in a little closer as…… Continue reading The Lost Art of Telling Stories
This is an open confession: I often wrestle with the desire to see my hopes and dreams fulfilled according to my timeline. I get the lack of trust in that confession. Really. But it’s true. I have a lack of patience that rises up when things don’t go according to my plan. This impatience quickly turns into discouragement.…… Continue reading A Call to Action
Inadequacies, mistakes, failures and fears regularly find their way into my thoughts. Not measuring up—not being enough—have been reoccurring thoughts for as long as I can remember. They are so familiar they can creep in and linger undetected. In elementary school I distinctly remember wanting to read, write and draw like Grace Su. She could do…… Continue reading Play Your Note