Halloween isn’t scary. Prayer is scary.

Halloween isn’t scary. Prayer is scary.

I love a good “controlled” scare. Would you believe there’s evidence that it might actually be beneficial?

Things like a good jump scene in a movie or someone sneaking up behind me. And I have a special fondness for rowdy roller coasters.

My son—grown, out of college, and on his own—still delights in making his mama shriek. But Mama has a few scary tricks up her own sleeve.

Like PRAYER.

Regrouping after a season of overload

Regrouping after a season of overload

As you could probably figure out from my online absence, I’ve been swamped. When I returned from my month-long trip to the Holy Land, life kicked into high gear. So much is happening, but so little of it will find its way here to the blog.

Earlier this year I sensed the Lord pulling me toward more one-on-one ministry. As much as I’ve missed being online, I’m loving all the real-life opportunities He’s put in my path.

I’ve also felt a deep conviction about teaching the Word, which has resulted in more research than I’ve ever done. Since there are only so many hours in a day, it’s left less time for writing.

BUT … dare I even utter this, life seems to be slowing down a smidge, and so I plan to tiptoe back out here each week, with a new schedule and a little different focus. Curious?

Checking in and heading out!

Checking in and heading out!

I’m on my way back to the Holy Land!

Many of you have been praying for our trip with FCA and I’d like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU.

I’ll be there with my dad and a group of college students helping run FCA sports camps. Many of you know that Israel is just about my favorite place in the world, and I’m over-the-moon excited to be going back this time to spend time in the West Bank.

We have many prayer requests.

Back in the (blog) saddle and a book giveaway!

Back in the (blog) saddle and a book giveaway!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, so I appreciate those of you who’ve asked about my absence. I’m humbled, actually.

To be honest, I needed a break from all the cybernoise. (To some degree, I still do.)

While on that break, I wrote quite a bit. I also read quite a bit and I’ll be sharing some of those books with you here on the site. I’ll also be sharing some guest posts and other random thoughts/friends as I prayerfully consider my posting schedule in the days to come.

Those of you who follow me on Facebook may have seen that I’ve got some exciting news for June. I’m also celebrating some exciting news with my friend Michelle DeRusha.

On death and dying – a peek into my thoughts since losing my Mom

On death and dying – a peek into my thoughts since losing my Mom

Losing a parent is hard.

The reality that the person who brought you into this world, who nurtured you, who helped you chart your course through life and who trained you up in the way you should go is GONE.

There is so very much to process. The programmer in me can’t help but compare it to the operating system of my iPhone: it’s as if a dozen apps suddenly launched and started running in the background, all of them vying for their time in the foreground. Notifications, Alerts, Pop-ups, etc.

It’s constant.

I know I’m 2 weeks late, but Happy New Year!

I know I’m 2 weeks late, but Happy New Year!

I realize I’m way late, but things have been crazy lately.

Several things were different during the holidays and we were missing some of our favorite folks. But we had many of our favorites with us, and WE had lots of fun! We’re truly grateful for that.

These days my fun is restricted. I had some elective foot surgery last week, so I’m hobbling around and doing my best to keep my foot elevated. My immediate future includes crutches and a not-so-stylish fracture boot.

I’ll continue blogging, but with a twist.

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