This year I watched the world burnwith anger and liesI watched my sons wallow in the mireand I prayed. This year I watched my friends build theories about conspiraciesand I watched my neighbors wave their flags high. This year I heard cries for justice from the least of us among us and felt strange disdain… Continue reading This year
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com there's a dancer a singer a crafter a word-wielder In me there's a hospital builder a wound washer a home maker a child discipler In me there's a shepherdess a prophetess a pianist a lyricist In me there's a warrior a defender a rescuer a runner a strong-armed carrier In… Continue reading In me
Come with your indifference with your mocking with your doubts with your questions come with your lies with your rejection with your acceptance with your imperfections come with your health with your doctrine with your thoughts with your past come with your burdens with your poverty with your riches with your fear whatever you do… Continue reading Whatever you do this Christmas
Photo by Victoria Borodinova on Pexels.com Whether your church calls it family ministry, children's ministry, kids ministry... whatever it's called, here are three reasons people often give for why they shouldn't serve in a ministry that involves children. I propose these three reasons are exactly why you should sign up this Sunday to serve in… Continue reading Three reasons you think you shouldn’t serve in your church’s kids ministry
In the days after the November 3rd election, I scrolled through my Twitter and Facebook feeds, reading posts from people with crosses, fish symbols and scripture references in their taglines, that left me grieved. They used words like, "go to hell,” held up their Bibles, guns, favored-candidate's flag, and accused other Christians on social media… Continue reading Words, walls, and the winning way of Jesus
Yesterday while scrolling through Twitter I read the heartbreaking news from Tim Challies about the loss of his son. Along with many other bloggers today who have been encouraged by Tim, I am praying for Tim and his family. Father, hear our cries for the Challies. Surround them. Hold them close. Send your people to… Continue reading For the Challies
Photo by Myicahel Tamburini on Pexels.com Despair. That's the word that comes to mind when I hear the news stories of late. This morning, while I was getting ready to go to church, my husband sat at the kitchen table shaking his head. The news story about the two L.A. police officers, shot while they… Continue reading What’s your hope?
It was never intended for you to be mine Only that my womb would be the secret place where you were knit Only that my body would bear the pain that gave you breath. It was never meant that I would get to keep you close Only that my days would be crouched low telling… Continue reading What motherhood was meant for
On May 27th, the New York Times published the 100,000 names of people who died from Coronavirus. If you scroll down the screen of the online piece, you'll see the images of humans scattered sparsley at first, then densly as time moves forward. Next to many of these human icons you'll read the name, age… Continue reading Christians- get close. Stop idolizing and breaking others. Start serving them.