Fear

I have run into a few scenarios of late that have evoked a chest-tightening anxiousness that is both uninvited and perplexingly incapacitating. Fear. The kind of fear that no logic dissipates, that no prayer removes, that no simple choice solves. In fact, the presence of fear and God”s “apparent” inactivity to just make it leave … More Fear

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

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

Mailbox

I love the Christmas season… and one of my favorite things about it is that my mailbox becomes a cornucopia of greeting cards! Beautiful photos of friends and family, lyrical notes, delightful updates… and they all get strung across our entry hall and remain there for the year. These cards remind me of treasured people … More Mailbox

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

Love is on the way…

Over the past few weeks, I have been making my way through the 2014 Hillsong Colour Conference. Some incredibly gifted and storied women spoke, giving life to God’s word, encouragement to thousands, and no doubt glory to Jesus. Bobbie, a lovely Aussie with a big vision and a sweet accent, shared on Jude… I was so … More Love is on the way…

He Sees Me

I just returned home from a sweet and refreshing {and a wee bit exhausting} weekend at Great Wolf Lodge with over 700 of my dear friends who co-labor together in the crazy ministry of Young Life. At this regional leadership retreat, we worshipped, studied, listened, prayed and laughed. Some people grew moss whilst waiting in lines for the slides that … More He Sees Me