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 […]


I used to gather my strength at the year’s end for a running start into the new one. I’d limp through Christmas, the demands and social gatherings jabbing tender places. […]


We’re good at starting the New Year measuring ourselves, aren’t we? At weighing ourselves and being disappointed. At weighing our lives and our lists and our last year’s resolutions and […]


When I was little, I loved looking at the rain. I’d watch the raindrops scoot their way down the side car window as I leaned in close, my breath warming the glass […]


We could look at the first real Thanksgiving, when Native Americans and English Puritans ate venison, corn, and shellfish for three days. Nice. Instead, we’re talking about your various first Thanksgivings. […]