After going to a new-to-me church this morning (I arrived a solid 45 minutes late although I intended to arrive 15 minutes early. Awkward. Their website with service times hasn’t been updated in a while. But they were gracious and it was lovely.), I stopped by Kroger on the way home to get tilapia and […]Read more "Jesus in a Kroger Parking Lot"
Instead of new year’s resolutions, for the past several years the Lord has given me one word. One word to shape my daily thoughts, and choices, and actions, which in turn, shape my entire year. 2017 is my year of Goodness. One of the scriptures I’m leaning into this year is Psalm 34:8 – “Oh […]Read more "Goodness Like Broccoli"
I love words. Spoken, sung, scribbled, screamed… They house such potency. A group of words that never fails to ignite my heart while concurrently calming and stirring my spirit is the Psalms, an ancient book of Hebrew songs. Songs of rejoicing and lament. Of praise and perseverance. Songs of uncertainty and determination. I love the unmasked honesty […]Read more "No Camping, No Running: Thoughts on Psalm 23"
The following is an entry from my journal on September 13, 2016. Context: I was on the beaches of Chalcidice, Greece with the World Race squad I mentor. Two of our Racers had just gotten baptized and other of my Racers shared the gospel with lounging and questioning onlookers. Praise. We then hiked for a few […]Read more "Cliff Jumping While Terrified"
I was given a car. Like, “no strings attached, sign your name on the title as the new owner, and here’s some cash to fill up the gas tank” given a car. I need to share this beautiful testimony of provision. And I’m coming out of my unintentionally ridiculously lengthy blogging sabbatical to do so. Last June, I moved […]Read more "Weeping in my Driveway"
“I would have lost heart. Unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 Here in Cambodia, I almost lost heart. (Emphasizing deeply the “almost.”) It’s just that, lately, my life has been a lot about overcoming. Overcoming fears – of shortcomings; in […]Read more "Land of the Living"
In Thailand last month, during a team time of the team I partnering with for the week, one of the Racers gave us all the instruction, “Write a love letter to God.” Words just spilled from my heart to my journal pages as I took the time to express my love to my Jesus. Nothing uncloaks […]Read more "Naked"