In the Middle of Yielding Control

Last week I was listening to a beautiful song called “Remember Me as a Time of Day” by Explosions in the Sky and someone asked me what time of day I was. I said that I was the dark night of the soul. I recently texted three people that although […]

Couple’s Therapy with God

So for about three weeks now, my relationship with God has been in the repair shop. It’s not a major fix like a broken transmission or blown out engine. Nor like Jacob wrestling with God. (Although I’ve been there too.) It was more like couples counseling. You married peeps understand this. […]

Allowing God to Polish my Heart

A few weeks ago, I hit my tooth while singing on a microphone. My front tooth. I didn’t think anything of it until I flossed and felt a rough place. Ugh. One thousand and forty thoughts when through my head … I can’t afford to fix this right now. How […]

Maybe a Little Procrastination is OK

I’ve got to say “finishing” is the last topic about which I should write. When writing blogs, I get about 75% done and just stop. It’s not that I don’t finish things I start, but I like to procrastinate the process just a little. I don’t like to see things […]

Choosing to Embrace Sabbath Rest

Last year I did a Bible study by Priscilla Shirer about Sabbath rest called Breathe. It was a wonderful book that I hated because it convicted me in so many ways. Seriously. I barely finished it, because it just kept hitting me in the gut over and over again. Have […]

Life: The Sublime and the Mundane

The day I got married was my all-time favorite day. Sure, I went a little nuts with the hot glue gun in the weeks leading up to the big event, making over-the-top bird cage centerpieces. And yes, there were tears I vowed I’d never cry about things like booking the […]

Service as an Act of Gratitude

I have always enjoyed serving. As a child and through my college years my motivation behind serving centered around whether or not it made me feel good. It was less about the one I served and more about me. I helped in the nursery because I loved babies, I did […]

The To Be List: Living Fully from Within

From the moment my feet hit the ground in the morning, I’m on the go. Being “Mommy” consumes much of my waking (and sometimes sleeping) hours. Then there’s my contract work, ministry commitments and the everyday stuff of life. My days are full of good things to be done, with […]

Why I’m not Afraid to Try to Understand God

Why I’m not afraid to try to understand God Have you ever been reading a story from the Old Testament, like maybe the story of Noah and the great flood and wondered “What in the world, even?” How does this God who wipes out an entire world reconcile with the […]

Being the Tooth Fairy is my Main Mom Gig

So, I’ll be honest with y’all. I have one single mothering skill completely mastered … Being the tooth fairy. THIS, my friends, is my main gig. My main gig is the tooth fairy. The first time the tooth fairy came, she built a little gurney-like contraption to move the tooth […]