Expect Jesus - Sarah Markley -

Two years ago we spent Christmas with my sister-in-law and family in England. Then we spent the New Year holiday in Northern Ireland with some friends. We explored the countryside, […]


I sat across from a woman with dark eyes that told her dark story. As her hands wrapped around her cup of coffee, her eyes became pools of pain and I had […]


“Never stop improving.” I heard this company tagline as I was listening to the radio this morning and it got me thinking. There is something appealing about the idea that […]


“I don’t want to live like a vagrant anymore,” I pray. “I don’t want to be known for my lack, my weakness, my constant recurring despair.”  I inhabit a limited […]


This past summer I had the rare treat of going water-skiing. And by rare, I mean that it’s been over 15 years since I last stood up on skis. As […]


As we walk after school she says, Mama. The kids said mean things to me. And I sigh. So I counsel and hold and I sway with eight-year-old bony shoulders […]

candy hearts okay

This post was previously published in May 2013, but the message is one many of us need to hear on a regular basis. We hope this speaks to you today. […]


Every True Thing

Oct 1, 2014 by

I’m teaching the importance of words. I hope my kids learn this. But first I have to learn it myself and these lessons are hard learned. Words matter. The things […]