Whats in your Heart?

 What would God see if he looked in our hearts?  Are we so consumed with outward appearances or qualities or talents that we neglect our hearts? 

Loosening the Vice

Autumn.   

 It was a time when the standard answer to “How are you?” was “In a time of rest.  I feel like we are in between crisis times and need to rest in this season.”  It was only a few years ago, but it feels like a lifetime ago. 

Turning the Page 

In the story of our lives, we often have page-turning moments.  Those moments when we are leaving one chapter of our lives and entering another.  Those page-turning moments are bittersweet as we have excitement toward the next page, but we are looking longingly back toward what has been. 

Bon Appetit

Sometimes the simplest things are the most life-changing. 

Grief’s First Year

It’s been exactly a year since we got The Call. In some ways, it seems like forever ago, in others, I can’t believe it has been a full 12 months.  In the space of that year, I’ve watched the family transform:  allowing memories to fill in spaces where a body sat, speaking freely of personality traits or quotes, choosing to celebrate a Christmas gift one last time without him. 

Sometimes I Remember

And…when I do see them?  When I share in laughs and stories, when we talk about troubles or share advice…I remember.  I remember that I miss them.

Get off your Rear

Are you praying for a miracle?  Did it ever occur to you that maybe God wants you to be a part of it your very self? 

A Hug on Paper

I don’t recognize the writing.  I don’t recognize the return address.  I rip open the envelope that came in the snail mail to find a hug on paper. There wasn’t a long note inside.  Just a small quote and it was signed “thinking of you this week.”   

Because…I would know…

Golf is the four-letter word of sports. Growing up playing golf does something to you. Something deep.

“Will you pray for me?”

I often struggle when I see people respond to this question.  Are they really praying?  Is it just a nice thing we say to one another to make us feel better?  Do we really believe in the power of prayer?