Living in the Tension of Grace and Truth

Living in the Tension of Grace and Truth

This probably won’t be a popular post. There’s an opener for you . . . I’ve stayed silent over here during one of the most divisive years I’ve ever lived through because truthfully,  I don’t know what to say – let alone say it....
The Power of Encouragement

The Power of Encouragement

On this Ash Wednesday, my thoughts lean towards Mary, mother of Jesus…   She had no idea her son would be killed on a cross by the very people He came to save in just forty days.   She had no idea the full-scope of His purpose until He was crucified.   And...

Why We All Need Village Mentality

“I hope you don’t mind but I just full-on corrected our kids in the pool today,” my dear friend shared as we stretched ourselves on lounge chairs on that bright, summer day. Undeterred, the kids splashed happily as though it had never happened....
When The World Makes You Scared

When The World Makes You Scared

Oh, friends . . . My head hurts.   Since I last wrote, we’ve closed on the home where two of my three babies have lived since birth, moved into an apartment where we will remain for six months (with three kids and two big dogs!) and started summer with camps,...
When Pruning Hurts

When Pruning Hurts

“Why, God??!!! WHY??” I screamed in the privacy of my own car with tears streaming down my red face. In the parking lot of Sam’s Club, of all places, there I sat. One never knows when a breakdown will occur. “Why again? Why here? Why now? I try...

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