Hospitality -

“Practice makes perfect,” my piano teacher would always say. So when the Holy Spirit tells us to “practice hospitality,” the idea must be that we keep getting better and better […]

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, […]

Friendship Forged in the Chaos -

It was my sophomore year of high school when my parents bought our first real home, a home that we would call ours. And there was a room for me. […]

1 Corinthians 13 -

I know him so well that I cringe when he reaches for a bag of chips. The chewing, the crunching. The jaw that works up and down like it was […]

"You, beloved, are worth so much more than a whole flock of sparrows. God knows everything about you, even the number of hairs on your head. So do not fear." Matthew 10:30, The Voice

I didn’t want to be the best. That wasn’t the goal, not really. I wanted to be important, appreciated, valued, liked, loved, and chosen, but not the best. Add “big” […]

Loved, Cherished, Beautiful, Strong -

Even her sweat is cute. Her cheeks flush a blushing pink like a peony petal, opened up and covered in dew, as poreless as a baby's. Her

Choosing Contentment

I really didn’t want you to come to my garden to visit. We moved to Uganda nearly one year ago. We arrived bleary-eyed in the middle of the night, and […]

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made -

Allow me to introduce you to Allison. I won’t reveal her age, but she hasn’t looked a minute over 23 in at least a decade. Even by Hollywood’s standards, she’s […]