Daily Dare: 40 Days to a Radical Life

  Welcome to Day 9! If I told you that these last nine days have been easy I’d be lying. They’ve been HARD. On the first day I found out that my father could have pancreatic cancer. My MS acted up. My husband’s job has been increasingly difficult. Our cat died. My father in law’s […]

Taking the Lid off Your God

In Amish country right now somewhere far from the confinements of busy streets and hurried shoppers . . . ten thousand fireflies light up a distant purple sky. Suddenly, dusk is transformed by small samplings of light that flicker and shine with some kind of energy we can’t even begin to define except for holy. […]

To: You Love: Jesus

  Savior, Redeemer, Almighty, God – I AM. But of all the things I AM . . . I am also your friend. I know you work and you reason to figure out the things in your life that just don’t seem to “fit”. And I want you to know that I understand. Life doesn’t […]

I Wish You Grace

Wherever you are . . .   Whatever you are doing right this very second . . . Whatever it is that hurts. so . bad. you. can.  hardly. breathe. I wish you grace. Whatever you’ve done. Whatever you can’t forget. Whatever you can’t let go of. Whatever it is you are facing that doctor’s […]

10,000 Reasons: A God of SO. MUCH. MORE.

When the day has been too long and I just can’t wrap my head around my once normal world now anything but . . . I sometimes can’t help but turn to God and wonder “why”. But every time I hear this song the disarray of my life makes sense, the beauty of the broken […]

That’s Grace

  “But by the grace of God I am what I am . . .” Corinthians’ 15:10   When the last of the baby’s toys have been picked sluggishly from the living room floor, after the day’s final battle between three children hashing it out over the last cookie and long since my last nerve […]

Forever His Excerpt: Circumstances Don’t Define You!

“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 A tiny barn, Tattered clothes, A mom and dad with barely enough money to get by . . . Jesus was born, like many of us – into the ordinary. His […]

Oh, The Places You Will Go!

Oh, the Places You Will Go! “And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on. But on you will go though the […]

The Windows God Opens . . . The Doors Life Shuts

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5   Someone once said God never closes a door without opening a window. In my life, I’ve found that to be true. My daddy […]