Surrender

A theme has been emerging this past week – and if I am honest, it has been a salient theme for the past two years of my life: surrender.   I listen to this song and every bit of me revels in it, craves for it to be true in my deepest parts. But it simultaneously … More Surrender

Earrache

Wesley. This four year old is so full of spunk and joy and sweet and sass. But today it was just screaming and tears. We went to the doctor to find that he has a blister on his eardrum. Cue apology from mom for when earlier that morning I tried everything from bribes to “firm voice” … More Earrache

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

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

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

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

Anxious

Do you ever have those hours, or days, or seasons when you just feel anxious? You can’t put your finger on it, but there is a buzz. Your senses are heightened though you feel in a fog; life has overtaken you a bit and your to do list is a mile long but the things … More Anxious