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 →
Now I am asking: what did I succeed at today? What little successes, little wins, little "heck yeahs!" did I have? Too often we look at the big things or let one little bad thing define our whole day. But what went really well?
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?
I bought Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford because of the cover but I fell in love with it almost immediately. It is a classic story that has to much to teach us today.
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.
The best podcast you are not listening to is Pieces of Grit by Rachel Stewart. She is in the arena friends and we all get to benefit.
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?
16 miles. 16 miles! David and I hit 16 miles on our hike. I could not believe it. That's 2/3 the length of the Grand Canyon. With proper water and snacks I know we could have done more. With only 16 days until the hike (like what?!?!) I am a mixture of nerves and fear,... Continue Reading →