On a day of volunteering at a ministry that provides food to people in need, I was able to see clearly how God uses pain in our lives. As I […]


I wonder how much of my life I have lived being color-blind. My soul knows that the cares of this life can camouflage even the most vibrant of God’s creations […]


The big day had finally arrived. Though my tummy rumbled with nervous excitement, it was a welcome relief from the nausea and lethargy of the past few years. After all, […]


They say friends are the family we choose. For many of us family hasn’t always been easy. For some of us friendship hasn’t either. We’ve had wounds and disappointments and […]


Recently, I sat down to outline some thoughts that I was preparing to share with the students at my church. On Wednesday evenings I have the pleasure of hanging out […]


I used to love creating beauty with my hands. Painting watercolors. Designing scrapbooks. Preparing gourmet meals. These things all energized me – made me happy when I was sad, renewed […]


We all love a good fairy-tale. The beautiful Jasmine and her flying carpet hero Aladdin, or my favorite, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, or the classic Cinderella and her Prince Charming […]


Maybe, like me, you’ve been through things that have shaped your whole self. Difficult experiences can do that – alter how we think and feel, chip away at our sense of […]