How The Shortcuts Can Cheat You Out Of Lasting Friendship

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

Can A Stolen Phone Be A Gift From God?

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?

How To Turn Your Detours Into Grand Adventures

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

Discover Your Battle Cry!

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!

What You Need To Know About Taking Action

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

Can We Be Friends?

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?

How Do You Take Cover?

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?

The Blessing of Being Battle Ready

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

Why You Should Just Go For It!

Assuming you're like me, there's a million reasons you're waiting to start on the path to your thing.  And there's always a thing. Trust me.  Something that maybe feels too far off to admit that you can't stop thinking about it.  But it's there.  It never really goes away, no matter how well you cover … Continue reading Why You Should Just Go For It!