Her grip

I stood with hands extended. Open. Flat. Outstretched. Facing up. Empty.

Anything I tried to hold that way could easily fall, crash to the ground.

Maybe that was the point. … More Her grip


Control freak

Culturally we joke about the concept of a person being a control freak. It’s in the church too.

And yet…could it be that we have made little of something that is truly a huge heart and sin issue? … More Control freak


Approval and perfectionism

Recently I received a performance evaluation. Gulp. I took a deep breath before plunging in. Advertisements


Genealogical goodness

Back to Chronicles…it has ever so many paragraphs, line after line, of genealogies, lists of names, whom begat whom, etc.

All fluff aside, I struggle to see the spiritual significance of books like these. … More Genealogical goodness


Half full

…the truth is, my outlook has been pretty gloomy lately. Easy to miss though, we are good at wearing masks, parading around with a goofy grin and a quick sarcastic remark- and no one knows the difference. … More Half full


Kind to Yourself

When your greatest enemy is yourself…what kind of fair fight is that?

If you win…you lose. If you conquer your enemy…your destroy your own life. If you score a nasty throw down…you end up with countless bruises.

How many times do we stand battling…only to be truly waging a brutal war against our very selves?

Are you kind to yourself? … More Kind to Yourself



But here I sit, jaw tight, mind full and anxious, a to-do list that never seems to grow shorter, and fearing for the future… … More Carefree


Unseen glory

… I saw the glory of God as it rose above the mountains into a glorious audience of settled fog. … More Unseen glory



…we all need people in our lives who won’t give up on us. … More Staying