Since I lost my dad to cancer going on three years ago, (I actually hate that phrase…he’s not at all lost, just not on earth any longer…) I’ve gained a lot. I’ve gained deepened reliance on the Lord as Comforter. I’ve gained an increasingly precious regard for Him as Father. I’ve gained perspective of Christ’s goodness and nearness […]Read more "This “To” Shall Pass"
(Firstly, a kind thank you to everyone who extended such genuine concern and compassion regarding how I’m doing after reading my last post. It’s beautiful how sharing things, even the hard and sad and messy things, truly distributes their weight, making them easier to bear. Thank you. More wholeness lies yet ahead for me. As does more […]Read more "Logs & Specks"
Disclaimer: this is weighty. I share my emotions and what I gleaned from a recent sexual assault. Context: I had arrived in Zambia a few days prior and was processing something that happened to me during my travels there. Due to a flight delay, I had a 24 hour layover in Dubai and I was put […]Read more "In That Moment"
Most mornings I awake with a song on my heart. Most often a song of worship or praise, but always a song that has the capacity to shift my perspective. Occasionally, the same song internally plays for weeks, but often it’s new, day by day. I consider myself a morning person, and I’m typically full […]Read more "A Leaking Sleeping Pad & The Gaze of My Heart"
So often for me, the canvas for encounters with the Lord come through songs. There’s something about words partnered with melody in rhythm and cadence that makes my soul dance and my imagination run wild. A few weeks ago I listened to this song on repeat, and the line, “May we be just like a child […]Read more "wonder & my mind’s eye"
The following is a direct excerpt from my journal on September 22, 2016. Context: I was living in a house with 43 other 20 and 30 somethings in a small Romanian village. Being surrounded by so many people at any given moment exposes all of your insufficiencies in one capacity or another. I was trying to serve […]Read more "Grace Manifesto"
I’ve received several specific invitations from the Lord for the month of February; a deepened prayer life, blogging daily to share how He’s working in and through me, and reading through the Gospels (the first four books of the New Testament) for the (20th? 30th?) time. The beautiful thing is, these truly feel like an invitation […]Read more "Scandalous and Progressive Touch"