I had a brief and unexpected conversation today with a wonderful "sister" I just recently met. She was being real (LOVE IT!) and opening her heart about a newfound joy in her life. While she was talking, she was moved to tears several times. I was honored to have stumbled upon her at such an emotional moment, and the beauty of it has left...
Last Sunday, I put my back out. Terrible back spasms left me in tears and gasping for breath. When I was finally able to get to the Chiropractor, he told me that I had a repetitive strain injury. Basically, I had been doing the same motion for so long that I wore my back muscles out and they needed a break.Guess what the repetitive motion was?Come ...
Why is LOVE so hard?
Recently, a sister-for-real called me to talk about her marriage; how hard it is, how lonely it sometimes feels, how often it is fraught with pain, fighting, and tears.
Recently, a colleague made an appointment to talk to me about her conflict with another work-mate, how critical and overbearing he can be, how dev...
Luke 1:39-43 "At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and b...
"Be imitators of Christ like dearly loved children." Ephesians 5:1
Don’t you just love it when little kids play dress up?Princesses.Firefighters.Ballerinas.Knights in Shining Armor.My children are a little older now, and it seems like their dress-up days are far behind them. Although my 8 year old son did come downstairs just the ...
Rachel Held Evans, author of "A Year of Biblical Womanhood", is my new favorite person. She is funny, witty, clever, articulate, bold, loving, thoughtful, caring, intelligent, and I'm pretty sure we own the same necklace (see above photo), which I think makes us soul-sisters.
I recently wrote her a letter, and wanted to share it with my...
My father-in-law shared this past week at our church, and the title of his sermon was Punctuation Matters. He explained how we misread and misinterpret scripture by taking it out of context, or partially quoting it. It was a fun take on a serious topic. We regularly misunderstand what God is saying by taking His words out of their correct sett...
I would like this day to have some real, deeper meaning.Today's To-Do List includes business work, laundry, errands, household chores, and some phone calls - nothing terribly important in the grand scheme of life.I'd like this day to have a sense of purpose; not be a litany of petty efforts of cleaning and folding and cooking and typing and talking...
Warning: I'm feeling radical and dangerous today. Don't read this if you aren't interested in being bothered, irritated, challenged or inspired.I attended a Church History course last night. It was great. The teacher was knowledgeable, the lesson was interesting, the discussion was intelligent. But I left the class completely and totally aggravated...
It has been so long since I blogged, I forgot my own password. Oh boy. Ironically, in the many, many, busy and overwhelming months since my last post, God has been working on only ONE THING in my life. Rest. Yet this last year has been the busiest year of my life. There has been less rest than ever before. (We did sneak in a 1 week vaca...
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