Pebbles of Unforgiveness

Forgiveness is hard. It’s hard to ask for. It’s hard to give. It’s harder still when the roles are fuzzy, things are undefined, or the other person involved is gone for one reason or another. I am someone who readily says, “sorry.” Sorry for taking up space, for getting in your way, for being late,... Continue Reading →

Murky Anticipation

Recently I have started listening to The Next Right Thing podcast by Emily P. Freeman. If you are not familiar with it, and are in need of a bit of margin, I would encourage you to make time for this short but very intentional and retreat-full podcast. Emily, the author of books on how to... Continue Reading →

The Emotional Side of Faith

I first saw the Grand Canyon in 2015. It is breathtaking, inspiring, and too big to comprehend. It is colorful, deep, wide, and yet totally distinct depending on the light, time of day, what angle you get to it. It is in my top five favorite places on earth. I’ve been back three times now... Continue Reading →

In the Uncomfortable Stillness

Hello dear friends! It has been a while. I took the summer off to be with family, reflect, and get some things done. I tried to stay off social media, which included my blog, and to rest. It was a long spring. I was in dire need of down time and rejuvenation. So often this... Continue Reading →

Breathe and Begin Again

These days are hard ones. I feel like I am barely holding it together or, more accurately, that God is holding my close, keeping me from breaking into a thousand pieces. I don’t know why I feel this way. Which might be okay cause then I’m not trying to “fix” it but just trusting God... Continue Reading →

Love When It is Hard

What do we do when those we love act in ways that shock us? How are we to respond when people in our lives repeatedly make decisions that bring pain and lead to negative consequences? What does it mean to love but not agree with? To say, ‘I’ll be here for you, but that does... Continue Reading →

Change Truly Starts Within

Last week I wrote about the fruit of our life. How do we evaluate - or how do others know - that our faith means something to us? What is the mark that faith goes beyond words to choices, attitudes, decisions, and how we treat others? How does following God go from being something we say to... Continue Reading →

What is the Fruit of Your Life

When we lived in Colorado we built two garden boxes for our backyard. D’s daughter came over and helped us put the boards together, tightening the screws and ensuring there were no gaps for dirt and water to escape. We filled the boxes with soil and then went to the nursery. As we wandered the... Continue Reading →

To the Journey

My pastor said something a weeks ago that caught my attention. He said we should empty our tank here on earth. We don’t want to meet God and realize there is more we could have done. We hold back in so many ways when it comes to loving others or pursuing what stirs us. It’s... Continue Reading →

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