Thirty winters ago I stepped my right foot straight down on the upturned end of a wire hanger. The pain stuck around for nearly a month. After new skin finally […]


My friend is a painter, and while telling me of a recent commission, we happened into a conversation about her process. As she began teaching me her steps, I reached […]


“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” {Ecclesiastes 3:1, ESV} These are the words printed beside my face in the “Seniors” section of my […]


When we moved back home this summer, after 18 years away to plant a church I thought I’d done the grieving I had needed to do. I thought I’d embraced […]


Awake to Dream

Feb 1, 2016 by

She curls her body into mine, as tightly pressed as she can get. She is all flannel nightie and coconut shampoo and girl. They fight for space with Mom in […]

“The story of your life is the story of the long and brutal assault on your heart by the one who knows what you could be and fears it.” John […]


I got a Christmas card from my mom. You don’t know how significant that is. I know, it sounds so normal to get a card, right? But for me, it’s […]


Matthew 6 is loaded with reassuring promises of God. The whole passage centers around not worrying. For me, worry is one of the main areas I am tempted in. I […]