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?
How do you experience God's love? Is he a demanding, unloving dictator? Is he out to test you all the time in order to label you with stars or red marks? No one is like our God. His ways are past finding out, but his love is not. God allows us to share in his … Continue reading Contagious is (one of) His Ways
“It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings to search things out.” Notice this verse does not say “It is the delight of God to conceal things...” There is a difference which we’ll uncover, but first, let me tell you a story. I had felt Him calling me … Continue reading #nofilter
Recently, at an organized church event, we discussed the topic of romantic relationships. It was surprisingly awkward and intimidating as we answered questions like “what are some of your fears about dating?” I am not shy and tend to find some way to participate during these meetings. Today, however, there was a lump in my … Continue reading Daily Fears. Daily Choice. Where Does It All Lead?
Right out of high school, I volunteered a school year as a TA at Valley Christian in Missoula, MT. Our school bus driver, a seasoned conservative pastor with a sense of humor, would rap to us on the road and remind the kids of their bus manners. At the end of the school year, he … Continue reading The Noble Fight, a poem