Daughter

I see you. Sitting there beside me, so full of life and awake to every little experience... You are so ready to tackle this world you're growing up in.  Your eyes are so expressive, so alight with curiosity and compelling insights sprouting from the thrill of mastering these few short years so far.  You are … Continue reading Daughter

Life With You…

We have been through it. We don't do things traditionally. Life with you has broken just about every stereotype of marriage I ever had. Over the last 17 years of life together we have moved 13 times, owned 2 homes, lived in 3 states, visited 34 states and 9 countries, lost 3 babies in miscarriage, … Continue reading Life With You…

Faith {in the wake}

In the quietest hours, while everything is still dark, while the household and neighborhood sleeps… questions come to life.  Impossible questions.  Gut-wrenching questions.  The questions that no one wants to ask, but everyone wonders about… questions the world throws at the church ... and the church hides from. The questions I used to hide from… … Continue reading Faith {in the wake}

Trusting

You took so long, patiently and painstakingly, to build my trust in You.  Over the years, from my earliest childhood days until now, You’ve never once asked me to prove myself or to earn anything from You.  Instead, You have stood still as I’ve inched closer… drawn in by the zingy sent of salt… curious… … Continue reading Trusting

Trust

Hebrews 6:10  "For God is not unjust.  He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other believers, as you still do." Psalm 86:3-4  "Have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your … Continue reading Trust

What I wish people Understood: I can’t praise away sorrow, and I don’t want to.

I won’t always cry.  But sometimes, sadness and loneliness just need to be felt.  They are the truest expressions of faith in God’s ability to meet me where I’m at. Disappointment, regret, loss… these things can’t simply be prayed away, cast out or replaced with praises and singing.  They are real life companions for anyone … Continue reading What I wish people Understood: I can’t praise away sorrow, and I don’t want to.

What I wish People Understood: God broke trust with me, and only God can fix it.

I remember when your miracle came to life, when we all celebrated God’s faithfulness and power.  I sat in the audience watching, as you prayed for their miracle, and God moved through you.  I was so full of faith, and with you, I was passionate about everyone experiencing what we shared together - God of … Continue reading What I wish People Understood: God broke trust with me, and only God can fix it.