Pruning

I thought it was dead but I was wrong.  On the stalk where I’d cut a head of lettuce a few days before, new leaves were shooting up. I had no idea lettuce did that. Amazing.  As I stared at the mini resurrection, I was reminded that, often times, we mirror what I was witnessing … Continue reading Pruning

Arise

Over the last few years there has been one message that has rung in my ears like church bells echoing on a Sunday morning across the city. Get up. Arise. Like get up out of bed? Off the couch? Yes..and no. If sitting on the comfy leather couch has been your posture since - well … Continue reading Arise

Finding Our Way

As a child, getting lost in Woolco (not a typo, and yes it dates me horribly) or Sears was my worst nightmare. As a mom, the thought of a child lost, could keep me awake most of the night. Feeling lost is scary. The unfamiliar feels threatening and the cold fingers clenched around our hearts … Continue reading Finding Our Way

The Definition of Great

“You’re going to do great things for God.” Words, spoken as encouragement to many young leaders and Christians, seem harmless but in my experience, are better left unsaid. My husband and I have heard these words from well-meaning people. However, they’ve haunted me over the years. I’ve spent hours trying to figure out where we … Continue reading The Definition of Great

In the Spacious Place

After the decadence of December, I like the simpleness of January and February. The white snow, and blank calendar spaces soothe my soul because those blank spaces signal the arrival of Hope. Hope you’ll change. Hope circumstances will change. Hope that the coming year will be different. The new year is still bright and shiny. … Continue reading In the Spacious Place

When The World Changes

Do you remember a time when you entered a new phase in life?  Suddenly you felt like you were living on another planet?  I remember bringing my second son home from the hospital on New Year’s Eve Day, happy to be home but as my twenty-two month buzzed around me, oblivious to the new baby, … Continue reading When The World Changes

When It’s the Wrong Season!

It’s April 17th and it looks like blizzard out my window. Yesterday was the first snow day of the year for the kids…in April. We spent the weekend huddled inside while snow, rain and freezing rain pelted our house for two full days. Friday and Monday were just starter and finisher days. Four days of … Continue reading When It’s the Wrong Season!

Prayer To Change

Prayer Warrior. Do you know one? I know several. Unfortunately those words don’t describe me. I’d like to change that. Prayer is a discipline that has never been a strength of mine. It should be as important as talking to our family or friends. It’s not. At least for me. I get bored easily and … Continue reading Prayer To Change

Raising Up Daniels in a Babylonian World

As my husband’s been speaking on Daniel the last couple of weekends, I’ve been reminded how relevant Daniel still is in 2018. Mark’s tag line the first week was: “When we stand firm, we will stand out; and God will help us stand up!” Automatically my thoughts went to our sons who are just entering their … Continue reading Raising Up Daniels in a Babylonian World