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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →