Acts covers some 33 years! It is easy to think it is just a couple of years. But within what Luke recorded we cover the time when Paul wrote the majority of his letters.
This present trouble - our county, this world, my own aching heart... It can feel like a smothering weight. It is easy to look at what is happening around us and feel overwhelmed, sad, concerned and a bit lost. Our country is divided. There is so much violence and hatred. We are losing something precious.... Continue Reading →
"Just take one big step." His voice seemed to echo into the night. He'd already said it once before...or was it twice? I felt his hand on my back. Could he feel me shaking? I knew he wouldn't push me in. This was a decision I had to make. I looked behind at the other... Continue Reading →
Ten years ago, almost to the day, I said goodbye to the city I love. I had spent the summer in Rwanda, working alongside a church there to send their children to private school. As my time drew to a close I started to wonder where I would go next. I wanted to return to... Continue Reading →
I have written a whole post on the Next Right Thing Podcast before. It is still a weekly staple for me, one that often leaves me in tears on the highway as God is able to break through and gently touch a nerve in my heart. Today the Next Right Thing BOOK comes out and... Continue Reading →
In my prayers I am often a little girl in a flower field. I run my hand along the tops of the flowers that grow wild, up to my waist. I am looking a field with a lake and a beautiful mountain rising before me. I imagine that someday I will be a grown-up here. I will finally not be playing dress-up. But what if that is the entire opposite of what God wants?
There are moments in life that define you. Moments that you can't go back against. You are never the same after those moments. Something in you is irreparably changed, broken, shifted. Two years later it is still a mix of emotion. Half a world away everything collapsed.
If you had to define last year in one word, what would it be? If you had to set an intention for this year in one word, what would it be?
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 →