Daily Dare: 40 Days to a Radical Life

  Welcome to Day 11!  (Pssst… I have finally joined the 21st century and started tweeting. I assure you there are 102 year old great grandmothers who know how to work Twitter more efficiently but I would love to catch up with you all there and find out about the good things God is doing […]

Way Up High

The Bible talks so much about the birds of the air. I never really understood the significance of that until I was diagnosed with MS a few years back. When you are on that wobbly ledge you can’t get off of, you learn there’s only one way down. And that’s when your flying wings come […]

The Beauty of the Extraordinary

Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.” John 9:1-3 NIV   On a […]

The Giving Tree

Selfless love… absolutely selfless. No bounds, no chains… Just the free-form standing branches of a tree that loved a boy. “Climb me” calls the tree, branches open, leaves like fingers. “Swing from my branches, boy. Be happy.” And the boy does. And the boy is. Time passes. The boy no longer interested in swinging from […]

Chasing Rabbits: Finding Wonder in the Scary Stuff

  “Did I not tell you,” replied Jesus, “that if you believed, you would see the wonder of what God can do?” Then they took the stone away and Jesus raised his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I know that you always hear me.”            John 11:40-42       Wonder. It […]

You’re Stronger than You Know

When I was first diagnosed with MS it was just weeks before Christmas. I remember falling apart – completely. I remember feeling totally sorry for myself. I remember crying into my pillow and into the crook of my husband’s arm. If I had to choose between living that moment over and eating a live beetle […]

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them: An Open Letter to My Children

Bottle it up . . . That’s what I want to do. I want to bottle up your innocence and your smile and your glorious little laugh. I want to bottle up your wonder and your warm hugs and crooked drawings and save them for a rainy day.   If I had it my way, […]