He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies… Psalm 23:5 Amid conflict, some people lose their appetite altogether. To even think of eating when your stomach is twisting, and your fork is clattering against your teeth can leave a bad taste in your mouth. Even if the conflict is not your … Continue reading Cause for Joy!
‘Seasoned with salt’ is the phrase that has intrigued me since Sunday’s service a few weeks ago. Colossians instructs “Walk in wisdom toward outsiders…let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” I went deeper-diving into the benefits of salting. Of course, well-known … Continue reading Make it Salty
Watching the sunset fade reminded me of how I used to sit on the front steps as a teenager and compose poetry about God’s goodness. That porch, those sunsets, became the most peaceful and near-to-God place to be. In stirring up that intimate love with God, I find myself again on the porch. Writing.When I … Continue reading When I look at You.
It wasn’t until I was pulling weeds from around my fragile carrot stems, that I really understood why repentance and confession are so vital to the Christian life. My new roommate moved in a few months ago and she was reviewing bible studies to undertake. So I asked to join. We learned we’ve both … Continue reading Lesson from the Weeds
If you have been a leader for any length of time, you know that there will certainly come a day of confrontation or verbal disagreement. Perhaps this excited you, or this even terrified you... People-pleasing is checked at the door of honest, loving confrontation. After a particularly hard year in 2018, I thought little was … Continue reading To Be a Leader
I've finally decided life is never boring whenever it involves myself. Lately, things have been happening that make me realize there are indeed some wierdly comical moments if only I'd pay attention. Last night, however, took the cake. What's been going on? "Normal" life stuff I guess. Moving a mattress like a gypsy; signing a … Continue reading Helpful Burden
This morning, I almost missed it. I was in search of a grander adventure and staying home appeared second best. Clouds were framing the horizon. No colors had yet shown themselves in the dawn. I thought I had left my alarm off for this morning and wished to catch up on some sleep. But promptly … Continue reading Determine Your Adventure
It's been a while. The next blog I had intended to write was to be on Selah- you know the "stop and ponder or pause" word found littered through Psalms. Evidently, I myself took a loner pause than I had intended! There is something magical in pausing. Somehow when silence is given space, it … Continue reading Yesterday’s Manna Is No Good. Selah.
You may look at this photo and dismiss it as another adventuring rookie failure, or a borderline-interesting family day at the lake. But let me assure you- this is no failure and it happens to be one of the most memorable days of my August, 2014. Have you ever noticed that every picture has a … Continue reading God Composes in Books. We See Paragraphs.
I screeched to a halt in my blue-green Camry and ripped the iPhone from its audio jack. Darting up a weedy hill, I began snapping awesome angled shots of the rock outcropping, reservoir and valley below. It was a brisk February morning in Colorado. Presently, something peculiar caught my eye. A clump of cactus grew … Continue reading Do We Truly Know For That Which We Ask?