Overcoming the Winter Seasons of Life

I looked at my phone and was surprised to see the message on the screen.  My friend shared some news about her current plight as a single parent of now 2.  Of course I called instead of replying via text because that’s what good friends do.  We don’t respond to such sensitive, weighty matters via text.… Continue reading Overcoming the Winter Seasons of Life

Lord of the Harvest

Mark 4:26-29 And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how.  For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the… Continue reading Lord of the Harvest

Guest Post: Healthy Christian Living for Professionals

Many of us have very busy lives. For some of us it is the sheer demand of our careers that prevents us from being someone other than a “worker”. The time and thought that must be put into a successful work day leaves us exhausted. We live our lives preparing for work, working, and resting… Continue reading Guest Post: Healthy Christian Living for Professionals

The Buddy System

It’s pretty common for teachers to have kids partner up either on a field trip, a special school project or at the beginning of the school year for a few weeks.  In the latter case the purpose is to help the kids in their adjustment to a whole new routine and environment.  The goal is… Continue reading The Buddy System

The Way Jesus Sees Me: Awakening to True Beauty

I just finished reading “The Way Jesus Sees You” a short but powerful e-book written by stellar writer Kristen Strong. It was beautiful. Piercing. And intimate. The content took aim at my heart and released its truth, stirring up some carefully tucked away issues regarding self identity and value.  Clearly Kristen has walked through and… Continue reading The Way Jesus Sees Me: Awakening to True Beauty

There is Power in the Name

There have been times lately that my heart has been so overcome with pain that I could not speak.  (Psalm 18) The pangs of death surrounded me, and the floods of ungodliness made me afraid. The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me; the snares of death confronted me.  I could not utter even a single syllable.  It… Continue reading There is Power in the Name

The Gift of Community

If one can put 1,000 to flight, then 2 can put 10,000 (Deut. 32:30)… New Years found me surrounded by love and friendship which really is the best way to be found.  The evening before I stayed up ’til the wee hours of the morning talking to one of my closest friends.  I have known… Continue reading The Gift of Community