To My Parents on their Anniversary ...
There was never a question in my mind of you not staying the course. I know things were not always easy or perfect or certain. I know your relationship has walked through pain and heartache, rejection and fear. Yet, here you are standing stronger today than ever before. While I was growing up ... Read more
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Daily Living, Brokenness and Fear...
I’ve had a troubling sort of day. I watch the news come on my facebook feed and it’s disturbing. I read stories of loss and tragedy and terror and my heart breaks in pieces. Murder, violence, terror, troubles, tears, sorrow, brokenness. SO much brokenness. Another shooting has occurred. ... Read more
One Simple Way to Keep the Romance ...
I was exhausted. My whole body ached. “Am I getting sick? I don’t have time to be sick! Is it just pure exhaustion? After a relaxing weekend, why am I still tired? If I go to sleep now I’ll get 5 hours. I can’t function well on 5 hours, but its better than 4. Why am I still awake? M... Read more
Spent with Blisters on my Feet...
A few weeks ago I co-hosted the IF: Gathering at our local IF: Richmond/Katy. This is our second year to host an IF: Local and God has overwhelmed us both times...but for me, this time, was different. As we have prepared and planned, I can honestly say that I wasn't super excited. I had moments o... Read more
Be Overfull and Consumed this Year...
This New Year I want to be different. I don’t want to stay the same as I was. I don’t want to walk through 2016 dealing with the same selfish ambitions, the same sins, the same sorrows. I want to be overcome with grace and power and hope. I don’t want to live overwhelmed with life, but over... Read more
How to Make these Holydays Perfect...
The Christmas season can be so full and busy. Stressful. In the whirl of advent and Christmas, holiday parties and shopping, the season becomes something to get through instead of to rest within. The days go by so quickly and we are constantly checking off to do’s, running for that last minute ... Read more
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The Refugee Crisis and the Church -...
I may not have an answer. All I have is what I know to be true. I know my family was changed because of the love shown to refugees by the Church. I know people more than anything desire to be free. I know people desire to be safe. I know people desire to be loved. Maybe instead of talking, arguing ... Read more
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Where I'm At - 4 Ways to Encourage ...
Here’s where I’m at…many long, deep conversations with like minded friends usually begin with that statement. I’ve sat in small group, bible studies, Starbucks and across tables listening and sharing where God has me, what He has placed in my heart, my fears, my passions, where I am stuck a... Read more