When Community Happens Through a Song -

Sometimes community happens through a song. Over twenty years ago I was part of a short term team that went on a ministry tour through several cities in Colombia, South […]

better together -

We see each other in the drop-off line. In the Target aisle or farmers’ market on Saturday mornings. We end up checking out books at the library at the same […]

Psalm -

I stand at my locker, the bright blue of the metal mirroring the emotions common to a sixth grade girl. Rummaging through my books, I tell myself I can do this. […]

John 14 -

I wept as I listened to the preacher talk about Jonathan and David. “Jonathan became one in spirit with David . . . And Jonathan made a covenant with David […]

Safe Community -

In the deepest part of my soul lies a dichotomy. Scar tissue gaping from fresh wounds in the same place where beauty is emerging. Pain mixed with kindness. Isn’t that where […]

The Great Giver -

The headache was overpowering. It pierced a small space just above my left ear and seemed to worsen as the days moved into weeks. At times, the pain made me […]

We are Loved -

I used to love roller coasters. The step-to-the-edge adrenaline rush was exciting and scary all at the same time. There was a certain element of fascination with not knowing what […]

Above all, love. -

I love to have guests, but I’m not much of an inviter. Even when my heart is willing, acute self-consciousness creeps in and overwhelms my good intentions. My nearsighted housekeeping, […]