You see this picture on the left, friends? That is a chameleon. I’m sure you already knew that. You see that picture on the right? That’s not a chameleon. That’s a human. I’m telling you this because I had an epiphany a few days ago. I have spent many, many years…Read More
I know we've all been there. We are staring down the bills, or the calendar, or the to-do list, or the "needed repairs" list, and we're coming up short. The math doesn't add up, and we have no way of forcing it to work out. The question is, when we don't have enough--time, money, energy, resources--what do we do?Read More
Here is an unfortunate thing I’m learning about myself:
I want to be impressive.
In the darkest recesses of my heart, there lurks a desire to have people say “wow,” when they see my life. I want my husband to “rise up and call me blessed” and I want it to be because I get a motherload of crap done. I want people to look at me...Read More
I was talking to God this morning on the subject of joy. God has been doing some major renovations in me, and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude because the results have been more freedom, more health, and more joy than I’ve experienced in a long time. I’m learning (for the 77th time) that the more we...Read More
My daughters have two very different personalities. My firstborn’s theme song could be “Miss Independent”. She has been self-sufficient since day one, always sleeping better alone in her crib than while being held. As a baby, she was content to be in the swing, or with toys on a blanket. And she constantly found ways of doing things herself with no help from momma, thank-you-very-much. I once took her with me to a fitness...Read More
Like most of America, and even much of the world, I am a mess of emotions today. I feel like the world is being torn apart, ripped at every last seam we have, and humanity is more and more fractured every second. My heart is breaking, aching, and I know the heart of God is breaking, too. But God's heart has always been breaking over the suffering of his beautiful world.
In the midst of all this horror, allow me to bring some brightness to your day. I'd like to introduce you to...Read More
My theme for 2017 is “further up and further in.” I expect many aspects of this theme will emerge and teach me this year, but for now, I’m certain of this: “Further up and further in” means the pursuit of truth. The journey inward toward our true selves is also the journey deeper into who God is. I know God wants to show me...Read More