This last week was our family’s sort of “spring break.” The kids were off school and Matt determined to take time off of work even if we couldn’t go on vacation. So, we enjoyed the benefits of staycation. Some big ones: no days spent packing and unpacking, no fussing over what to take/leave behind, no […]
Tears fall like cleansing streams. This my heart, open before You. Do your thing. Trading my Martha now for this Mary moment. Sitting. Still. One moment can be worth years with You. I believe this moment, quiet hidden moment, matters more than I know.
photo credit: Corban Shaw “Then the time came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin
Sometimes we have low points. Not often do we talk about it. This was written during one such time for me, and for a long time I couldn’t post it. I’m not sure why it’s so hard. In hindsight, I’m sure it would have been better for me to share it when I was in […]
Earlier this spring our front porch was surrounded by overgrown bushes and weeds. I remember how it overwhelmed me. With little ones, multiple daily house chores, an infant organization that needed constant attention, an inbox in the several hundreds, my biweekly training courses in inner healing, and other ministries and relationships that needed to be […]
Today I drew a picture with my son. As I picked through the freshly sharpened colored pencils, I thought of a picture in my mind and set out to draw it best I could. I am not an artist (as much as I have openly wished it so) but I determined to put my best […]
Oh Africa, how I wish I could get lost in you. No tangles of this western proper life, cords of instant friends on a bright screen, and loneliness Loneliness. Africa, take me to your arms of vibrant colors, the solace and awe of your dusks, the rooster’s call of a new day… no beeping, no […]
No matter how much is still to be done, no matter how long or overwhelming the list, no matter how daunting the tasks or how pressing the challenge, I refuse to back down. And while we’re on this subject… no matter how much water the cup still needs to be full, no matter how brown […]