The invitations are everywhere. We've been invited to God's very best. There is a bouncer who calls Himself fear, and he's scary. Or she is. At first she seems nice. As crazy as it is, I think that we're friends. It's a mystery to me because she never lets me in. I guess secretly, I … Continue reading How To Find The Invitations Hidden In Fear
More than most anything else, I want to be a person that knows how to play. But I struggle with that. Do you? When I consider all the things I'd like to see in my life, it seems to me they're the by-products of simple play. It's giggles and adventure. It's the spontaneity driven by … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why It’s Super Hard For Grown-Ups To Play
I was kind of smart when I was a child. Not "gifted" smart, but smart enough to be weird. Maybe you know someone like me? Maybe you are me. I never did fit in, no matter how hard I tried. And believe me. I tried. Oh, how I tried! I just didn't quite fit. I'm … Continue reading How The Shortcuts Can Cheat You Out Of Lasting Friendship
It's a Saturday night, and the power is out in my home due to storms. I'm at work. I decide to charge my phone there before I go home. I return to find the charger right where I left it. There just isn't a phone attached to the end of it. I'll be honest. I'm … Continue reading Can A Stolen Phone Be A Gift From God?
I wanted a nap, but clearly that wasn't happening. I was confused about how to respond to what I was feeling, and I began to feel dizzy. The children were spinning 'round and 'round. One was screaming, the other was shouting, "Look at me!" I decide here that quiet is necessary to recover my brain, … Continue reading How To Turn Your Detours Into Grand Adventures
This is a battle cry. The following words have been inspired by the #BattleReadyBook written by Kelly Balarie. I am here. It may not be fancy. It may not wet your eyes with brilliant "me too" glory. You may think I need to repent by the time that I'm finished. And maybe I will. But … Continue reading Discover Your Battle Cry!
Do you ever wonder where it all takes form? Where does this Christian life start to move things? I think maybe it all dials back to relationship. The Bible teaches us that the Word comes to life in practice. "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what is says." James 1:22 … Continue reading What You Need To Know About Taking Action
So who are we, and why are we hiding? Maybe it's just in my imaginary ideas, but I envision you a lot like myself. And for me, I feel like maybe sometimes the room just isn't quite big enough for me to let myself into it. Is that true for you too? You see, I have a … Continue reading Can We Be Friends?
Security. Confidence. They're heavy words. It's difficult to spill words onto a page without forcing them into a usable mold. But I know that's exactly what this practice is about. It's the necessity for a space to simply exist. As I am. As you are. Without effort. Or analysis. And editing. Which I'm already doing. … Continue reading How Do You Take Cover?
I know what it's like to feel trapped by the limitations I build in my own mind. I'm discovering that the cure for that is stepping out. And our trials are the key. #BattleReadyBook by Kelly Balarie has challenged me to trust God's heart, and let faith lead my way in the dark. TITLE: … Continue reading The Blessing of Being Battle Ready