When Life Tests Your “Yes”

Four o'clock in the morning. That's what time I used to get up before the shelter-in-place mandate was set. If I found myself crawling in bed at 10 or 11pm then I'd show myself some grace and "sleep in" until 4:45am. That was pushing it. Nowadays, getting up before 7am is a real struggle. I... Continue Reading →

Fresh Outta Defeat

I kind of thought the coronavirus might stick around long enough to keep us indoors on Resurrection Sunday. She has unpacked her bags and settled in like a visiting relative who doesn't care that they've overstayed their welcome. Even so, not even a pandemic has the ability to weaken the impact of what Christ accomplished... Continue Reading →

Tears for My Birthday

I poured a bottle of sedatives down the drain yesterday and I've been hurting ever since. I’m not sure if posting this for the sake of wanting to be consistent is the right thing to do. Perhaps it would be better to silently disappear until the healing process is complete. But by doing that, I... Continue Reading →

Sheltered in Love

I'm an Enneagram Type 2. That fact alone will tell you a lot of things about me, including: 1. My deepest need and desire is to be loved simply for who I am; and 2. My deepest fear is never actually having the good fortune of experiencing that. Couple that with the recent dip in... Continue Reading →

Stop Talking Over the GPS

I turned the GPS off last week and I've been lost ever since. My failure to post on March 4th serves as evidence of this. Prior to that, I had never been so confident of God's leading in my life. Never had I been so sure that I was finally headed in the right direction.... Continue Reading →

There Are No Shortcuts to Growth

Growth comes not from willing in our minds to grow but instead it comes from being challenged beyond what we are currently capable of. It comes from being stretched in ways that are increasingly uncomfortable and sometimes even torturous. When faced with circumstances that we have difficulty grasping, our natural tendency is to withdraw but... Continue Reading →

The Power of Certainty

Complete trust in God isn't the absence of fear. Trust in God means that though fear may be present, there is no uncertainty about who He is. The clarity that comes from defining exactly who God is to each of us as individuals is what gives us the courage to face the unknown on the... Continue Reading →

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