Our story is still unfolding {and LINKY}

As we press ever closer to Christ, our stories, by the grace of His love, and through the might of His power, are steadily unfolding.

In November of 2003, I remember having a very philosophical conversation with a young man who was a friend at the time. He wasn’t a real friend. He was the worldly, crab in the barrel, company-while-you’re-getting-high kind of friend. That evening, as we sat there, hiding from life, and our various hurts, I felt very wise as I advised him about his current situation. Apparently there was a good woman to whom he wouldn’t commit, and instead he kept choosing {Read More}

The Vantage Point of Triumph {and LINKY}

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As she pressed through the crowds, she drew close to the ground. She searched frantically, desperate to find him and make her way to him through the herd of people. With shoulders hunched forward, she craned her neck first to the right, and then to the left, all without every really lifting her head. She had to take the most efficient and discreet path to him as possible. It was dangerous for her to be here! What if someone were {Read More}

He Loves Me Thissssssssss Much

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(For everyone who, like me, needs a reminder.) When I was a little girl, I remember playing a game with my mother. “How much do you love me?” I would ask. With a knowing smile, she would stretch her arms as wide as she could, take a deep breath, and then finally, she would say “I love you thiisssssss much”. Happily, I would erupt in a cascade of giggles. Running up to those waiting arms, I would throw my own {Read More}

Incubation Process for the Extraordinary {and linky}

The incubation process for the extraordinary is never easy.

I have often contemplated Mary’s dilemma upon learning that she would become pregnant by a living, but unseen, God. While her initial response provides an entire commentary on humility and faith in regards to facing an impossible task, there is little doubt that her walk would have been one rife with humiliation, disappointment, and unjust suffering and shame. Although premarital pregnancies are commonplace today, it was not the case during Mary’s lifetime. I can only imagine the great amount of {Read More}

The Waiting Season

Waiting on intervention or provision from God can at times seem like fishing in the sole, small pond of a vast unending desert - heartbreakingly desperate, unbelievably necessary, and highly unlikely to succeed. Yet, the 'story of me' is proving to be a series of demonstrations that irrefutably establish His faithfulness, and is therefore not at all the story of me- but His story through and in my life."

Waiting on intervention or provision from God can at times seem like fishing in the sole, small pond of a vast unending desert – heartbreakingly desperate, unbelievably necessary, and highly unlikely to succeed. Yet, the ‘story of my life’ is proving to be a series of demonstrations that irrefutably establish His faithfulness, and is therefore not at all the story of my life – but His story through and in my life. Immediately after my husband and I were married, {Read More}