Serve Seattle

Several weeks ago, I had the sweet privilege of going to speak to the courageous interns that have committed their lives to Serve Seattle, an incredible program that encompasses live-in community, mentorship,  training in leadership and service, all with the purpose of literally hitting the streets in as many ways possible to serve the city. It is … More Serve Seattle

Lost

If you’ve ever lost something ridiculously valuable, my heart touched yours tonight. You might know that sinking, pit in the stomach feeling that consumes you as you begin to pray…. “Lord. Help me. YOU know…” I have had that feeling a few times in my life, the worst being when any of my little men … More Lost

Finn

October 21st was a bit of a whirlwind. Birthing our fourth boy, discovering he had a vascular malformation known as Port Wine Stains, and then further learning that he would need an MRI on his brain day one and could potentially have developmental delays and seizures was not the sweet entrance into the world we … More Finn

Meet Ellie

For years, Marshall and I have dreamed of having people live with us… college age or just beyond, maybe even an “orphaned” high schooler that just needed a place to be restored and loved and set back on their feet. We have honestly never had even a guest bedroom to speak of, but it hasn’t stopped … More Meet Ellie

Wings

We went to the butterfly exhibit at the Pacific Science Center last week. As always, my boys were mesmerized. Colorful wings flitted through the air, little works of art slowed to sip on oranges and then fluttered to the ground to rest. We always hope one will mistake us for a tree limb and land on us. They’re beautiful. But they … More Wings

Left Behind

You know what is so crazy? God sees us. He really sees us right down to the depths of our souls. He sees the gloriousness of us and the beautiful, gifted parts of us. And he also sees the really dark parts of us. The embarrassingly insecure parts and the fearful attention mongering parts. Nothing … More Left Behind

Amnesia

My brain. It is an adventure in there. I went to a baby shower on Sunday,  and tied to the top of my gift a sweet notepad on which the words were scripted, “For I know the plans I have for you…” {Jeremiah 29:11} because, believe me new mama, if you don’t write your plans down, … More Amnesia

Mercy

Every Wednesday, my three littlest guys and I pack up and head off to Community Bible Study. It is such a gift to study God’s word in a diverse group of women – age, race, native tongue, faith background. To say it is rich is an understatement. Last year we waded through the book of Romans, and … More Mercy

A Long View

So, the night we got to {surprise!} invade Disney World at the Young Life All Staff Conference, I had the sweetest revelation. Five thousand young life staff {and a handful of nursing babes – hello Finn} were running about, hopping on rides with no lines, grabbing free turkey legs and devouring ice cream shaped like Mickey on … More A Long View

The Table

My husband and I have the insane privilege of serving on Young Life Staff, an incredible organization made up of people who love Jesus and hold the impossible idea that we are to reach “every kid, everywhere for eternity.” Every four years, the mission gathers its staff from the corners of the earth – this year … More The Table