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Life ain’t Easy: Learning to Trust

  Trust in the Lord will all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV and NIV mashup) When I was in high school,... Continue Reading →

Words Matter

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ~ Ephesians 4:29 When I was a kid, my siblings... Continue Reading →

I Hate Death: A Memorial Day Post

I like to think of Memorial Day weekend as a celebration weekend. A school’s out, summer’s started weekend. Cookouts, lake or pool time, a day off of work. It kicks off the slower, more laid-back days of summer, that glorious... Continue Reading →

Life Expectations

  When I worked with Cru in college ministry, the staff would have a summer assignment in some other part of the world every year. I got to go to California, East Asia, Bosnia, Colorado, and Orlando. Others went elsewhere.... Continue Reading →

Hope, In Community

  I recently had a conversation with a friend where we realized that, instead of feeding each other’s fears, we could be Hope Advocates for each other. I don’t always know how to do that, but I’ve had some lovely... Continue Reading →

The Garden of Delights

Genesis chapter 2 starts off with God resting from His labors of creation.  I didn’t really spend much time on this in my last post about Old Testament stories, but God's rest is an interesting way to start off the chapter that... Continue Reading →

Stuck and Starbucks Chai

Most folks who know me know that I love Starbucks iced chai.  The deliciousness slides down my throat with such ease, such refreshment!  Milky and sweet, with just a bit of kick at the end.  I’m salivating. It used to... Continue Reading →

Hope in the Midst of Longing

Hope is such a strange thing.  Theoretically, I think of hope as being life-giving, but what it more often feels like is a current agony of waiting.  I can tell you right now that you’ll be seeing frequent thoughts along the themes of... Continue Reading →

Submission is Liberation

Don't worry.  I'm not forming some kind of fascist religious group.  But “submission is liberation” is written underneath a rather unlikely passage of my Bible.  I noticed it the other day as I was puzzling over what it means to be surrendered or... Continue Reading →

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