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 →

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 →

Loving the Woman at the Well

“This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.” John 13:35 (MSG) Recently a friend made a decision that changed everything. The ripples left behind have caused a lot of pain. Some people are building walls, hunkering down, letting anger be their shield and protection.... Continue Reading →

One Word For Your Year

I sat at the kitchen table reviewing my goal list for the previous month. A dozen or more boxes stared back at me like broken promises and unfulfilled expectations. Oh yeah, I was going to read at night. I did say I wanted to run more. Finishing that story – nope. Not spending so frivolously... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑