The Beauty of Irony {and LINKY}

there is great beauty and majesty in the irony of God’s wisdom.

It’s been a long week. Who am I kidding? It’s been a long year! While it’s true that this year has been full of personal and professional victories, growth opportunities, and celebrations – it’s also been a year of great heartache, struggle, and uncertainty. To be quite honest, I am physically, spiritually, and emotionally exhausted. And yet, at the same time, I am convinced that God is with me and inspired by God’s promises for the future that lies before {Read More}

Morning Always Comes {and LINKY}

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I think way too much. Like many, I overthink, analyzing a problem from 70 different angles, determined to anticipate, and prepare for, any outcome. I have learned through the years that this is an impossible endeavor. In spite of all my examining and planning, I never seem to be able to adequately prepare for the unknown. Try as I might, I am not omniscient. I am not God. In my flesh, I find this reality terribly frightening. Like Eve, I {Read More}

The Road to Perfection {and LINKY}

As Christ-seekers, we understand that the road to perfect love is adorned with jewels of suffering.

  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you {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}

Together, Us {and LINKY}

This is the magnificent work of Christ, taking two me's and joining them together, through the journey of marriage, to create a Christ-like us.

You never really know what someone else is facing. This is particularly true when you get to know people over the internet. For example, this past weekend, my family was restored after an 8 month separation. 8 months of single parenting. I have 5 kids. I had our littlest man during that time. I would like to be able to say that it was because of some godly or glorious reason, but the truth is a lot more messy.  It’s a story for {Read More}