Thirsty

It was months ago that I showed up at a gargantuan church just a half hour from my home, to volunteer at the first of many stops on Beth Moore’s current speaking tour. I was placed in the overflow room with some dear friends also involved with Young Life, so that we might be available … More Thirsty

Victim

I have a wise and wonderful friend who works on the front lines of reconciliation and has taught me multitudes since our days first meeting as college freshmen. I recently got to steal a few precious hours with her while she was in town and she shared a word that had been imparted to her … More Victim

Grace and Truth

My relationship with Jesus did not really begin to dive deep in a rubber-meets-the-road way until college. I remember late night talks of faith with friends, pondering how one hears from God, how to pray without feeling like you are talking to a wall, feeling overwhelmed by the bible and what to read, wondering how to … More Grace and Truth

Expectations

It has been a HOT summer in Seattle thus far and this pregnant mama is not cooling down easily. Add to that 3 wilting little boys and a husband away at YL camp all week, and you’ve got a recipe for serious melt downs. Or so I thought. On the contrary, it has been a … More Expectations

Take me to school.

I have so much to learn. I have never believed the illusive lie that “I have arrived”. I feel like the more that I learn, the more there is to know. About God, about ministry, about friendship, about marriage, about parenting, about life. More often than not, I feel a failure; I feel like I … More Take me to school.

Ink

I LOVE to read.  I remember getting lost under the covers when I was young, and then a bit older {and maybe even last week}, staying up through much of the night to devour stories of all sorts. And while the electronic kind are convenient in, I want real live books, the kind that you can … More Ink

Heartbeat

Six months ago, I learned I was pregnant. In a walking boot and unable to drive due to an achilles tendon rupture, the news took me by surprise, but was also a confirmation of spring dreams and a yet-unearthed desire for #4. Days later, my sweet friend gifted me with a wooden, weathered, burnt-orange 6 … More Heartbeat

Storms and Sunshine

I mentioned that I had the sweet opportunity to share at an event entitled “The Anchor” on Thursday evening. I was asked to speak about “anchor moments” in my life ~ those times when I was grounded in my faith as a result of Jesus proving that he really is secure and strong and full of hope. … More Storms and Sunshine

Anchored

I miss you all. I miss this, this writing and connecting with those of you out there that are gracious enough to read my innermost thoughts. This sparse month of posting has been a gift – a fast of many sorts but as fasts do, they make you hungry! I am craving the space to write more, … More Anchored

Invaded

A week ago last Friday, I had the incredible privilege of speaking at chapel for Kings high school. Reminiscent of Leavenworth, the campus is tucked away north of Seattle. It was a gorgeous day ~ one of those where it seems spring has invaded January momentarily, and it felt like a vacation to drive away … More Invaded