Take delight in the Lord //

We’re sitting on the back screen porch, with kids happily playing and watching the ducks on the pond. My baby girl cruises over to where I’ve eaten something, a crumb […]


It seems like no matter what we do around here, we can’t get away from celebrating friendship in April! As we’re all praying about and planning our own Girlfriend Gatherings […]

Phil. 3:13-14 //

Still Life

Mar 5, 2015 by

The IF:Gathering in Austin. I know how I got there — a car, a plane, and an airport shuttle — but I wasn’t sure how I got there. How I […]

Joy is a function of how you thank - Ann Voskamp -

When Thursday gets caught in your teeth like a piece of spinach, the crazy thing is you could dare to laugh — it gets things unstuck. You know how it […]

Unexpected Limitations - Ann Voskamp -

In the middle of a stiff winter wind, she asks to go to the beach. That’s where she says she wants to celebrate the turning of her calendar year. To […]

Today is a New Day -

Friends, this post is a few years old, but it’s really speaking to my heart these days. I’ve struggled with some discouragement, and I’m reminding myself of hope and grace […]

Proverbs 22 -

More than once my exasperated mother said, “Someday, I hope you have a daughter just like you.” I always wondered if such words were a veiled threat—or an unspoken confession. […]

God came down -

This morning I woke a little after 4 in the morning, and though my body was still warm beneath the sheets, my mind was already bustling into the day ahead […]