I felt like an awkward sophomore who found herself at the senior lunch table.
Everyone seemed to know each other, old friends hugging and chatting about things I had no knowledge of. A heavy heart-loneliness settled over me as I scanned the room for familiar faces.
I feel that way at every conference, even at Allume.read more
This is a test post.
I had an issue last week with my feed. If you visited my site, you didn’t see anything unusual. If you receive my posts by email or read on Feedly, you saw something quite unusual!
Somehow my feed was hacked, which caused me to suspend posting until we could figure out the problem. Hopefully we’re making progress and this post will be ad-free. The next step will be working and reinstalling the design elements.
In the words of Roseanne Rosannadanna, “It’s always something.”read more
Before I left for Guatemala, I had this idea that I’d come back all fired up and inspired.
And that I’d write this deep, insightful post that highlighted several awesome God-moments from the trip. And that I’d have dozens of photos of beautiful Guatemalan children.
Yeah. That was BEFORE I left. Now that I’m home, I can barely string 2 thoughts together.read more
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name…
The Lord’s Prayer is familiar to most of us, and it’s the focus of Mary DeMuth’s new book,
The Wall Around Your Heart: How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You.
We may think we’re protecting ourselves, but are we really isolating ourselves from the community that can make us whole?read more
We’re off to Guatemala!
I’m excited to reconnect with some of my friends and see what God will do with us. I’m going with some of the same gals from our Feb 2013 trip: Alene Snodgrass, Emily Gallimore, Dawn Muench, Sara McDaniel, Carolina Sizemore, and Laura Harris. I’m excited to get to meet my San-Fran friend Dolly Lee for the first time in real life!
And then there’s the charming Anita Taylor, with whom I seem to be working my way around the world. So far we’ve traveled to Israel and Belize…read more
It’s Pastor Appreciation Month and today I’m praying for those who shepherd us. You can’t imagine the long hours they log each week, and a little encouragement goes a long way.
Even if you don’t have the resources for a gift, a card or handwritten note would brighten their day and strengthen their hands. And a face-to-face “Thank you for all you do for our congregation” is always appreciated!
Won’t you join me for a quick prayer for them?read more
I’m digging out from a season of the blahs.
A busy spring turned into a frazzled summer. (Remember the phone call that changed my summer?) I had a bunch of writing goals, but didn’t accomplish any of them.
NOT. A. SINGLE. ONE.
I felt like I was on a downward spiral with my writing: the less I did, the less I wanted to do. Have you ever been there? I’d love to hear what you learned!read more
Are you beginning this new week a little bored?
It seems we do the same things day after day, week after week, month after month. But even when we have the Blahs, we can still have joy.
Join me for a quick prayer, and don’t forget to leave your prayer request in the comments!read more
We live in interesting and sometimes scary times.
With so many confusing world events, particularly in the Middle East, I can’t help but think about some of the prophecy in Revelation. I try not to think too much about it since it’s so hard for to understand, but there are a handful of things in that magnificent book that I can grasp.
One is atmosphere of worship around the throne of God. John records that day and night the heavenly beings sing, “Holy holy holy is the Lord God Almighty…”read more
Several of my blogging friends have started linking up at the end of the month and sharing some of the things they’ve learned. I’ve pretty much sworn off linkups, but this one is too much fun and I can no longer resist. I’ve narrowed it down to five, and one of them involves the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir… won’t you join me?read more
It’s Monday. Again. Not exactly our favorite day in the earthly realm but it’s the start of a new week and new possibilities. Join me for a quick prayer. If you leave your request in the comments, I’ll add you to my journal and pray for you this week!read more
This week I’m blogging for Compassion International, and the assignment I’ve chosen is “the story behind the picture.” I’d love for you to see the beautiful children and the story I see in their eyes.read more