A Letter To The Losses of Life

When life’s made up of your blend, of love and loss, of gathering and giving, of creating and destroying, we know that it’s only through experiencing you that we experience the potential for change, our opportunity for growth.

What Masters the Dark

It’s the first of July, and in the midst of a winter chill, and I saw. How candles can flicker on right through the night, and hope can be served right there when the heart is healed right here, and that the way to see the light of day is to walk through the length…

Here’s the Well & How You Can Be Truly Well

Somewhere at the back of the desert, in a place dry and barren, where you think heaven’s brazen and the dusty air of death’s howling, there’s a well, and you’ll be well. He comes like a cooling rain in summer’s scorch and uses every minute of your hard to work for your good, and His glory.

how to get over your memory torment

And when you choose to remember your regrets instead of your redemption, you can live believing you’re wounded and broken when you’re actually whole and redeemed, and born to be bigger than any of your bruises.

How to Have the Perfect Rest for Your Overworked Soul

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So the two girls came running to me, hand in hand, and gasping for air, they asked for permission if they could ride the horses together…these two girls are cousins-born-sisters, and I’m sure they would spend every waking moments talking if they could, and they leaped happy when I nodded to…

How to live the rest of your life burning on instead of midway burning out

So it’s been a busy year… The clock  keeps ticking, and your calendar keeps filling up. The work comes right up piling,  and these kids, they’re growing taller by the day. And yeah, for every sticky relationship that requires pruning, you feel like your heart could be shredded into a million pieces. And for all the emotional messes you’ve committed, these too, they…

How to make sense out of days that require every shred of you

9 and a half years and still going… And almost a whole decade of the thunder after the lightning. It was the clap after the show, and all the rumbles that follow…  The sound so thunderous, and those waters reflecting all that glory. And there was the five of us — standing next to the engulfing waves, making imprints on…

How to Travel LIGHT

So  sometimes, you feel like you’re just not cut out for the job… Days when the blessings abound but your heart’s too small to praise? Times when it’s easier to gravitate towards what you don’t have rather than see what you do have? We need a baptism of seeing. Don’t tell me how I know,…

The Dance of Trust

So here we are — rounding up the first full term of school, finishing up the first quarter of a brand new year, gearing up for the joyful time away ahead, and Kathy Troccoli—- she’s singing this song, beckoning me to pause and praise, inviting me to stop and drink, comforting me to trust and rest. I want…

how to sing your soul large when everything seems so small, so out of tune

When we both stumbled into the church’s kitchen that Sunday morning, both hunting for that caffeine fix, I knew that there were simply gonna be days just like this… Days when you feel like tearing your hair apart. Days that make you wanna stop whatever you’re doing and change lane, even midway. Days that are short though they feel so long….

How to Have the Perfect Rest for Your Overworked Soul

So the two girls came running to me, hand in hand, and gasping for air, they asked for permission if they could ride the horses together…these two girls are cousins-born-sisters, and I’m sure they would spend every waking moments talking if they could, and they leaped happy when I nodded to them with a big yes…

How to Train the Heart to March to the Drumbeat of Faith

Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” (John 6:29) Technology may run life efficient, but how does one oil the mechanics of the soul, often given to worry? We hopped onto the plane and flew some 1800 miles, jumped into the car and drove a further 4…