This Was 23

Last January, I wrote a post about my dream jots for 23. My life as a 22-year-old was broken up for most of the year. I experienced intense spiritual warfare and disappointment. I had to give up long-held, suffocating views of God to really see the God who sees me, the God who doesn’t live…

This Has Been a Happy New Year

“There are mixed emotions attached to January 1st. We stand at the beginning of 2018 overwhelmed with 365 days of which we know nothing about. We feel hope, pain and healing often simultaneously. We fight hard to surrender to God & we find joy in our surrender! If you lived through last year and came…

A Place for Beginning

People walk into the holiday season holding the heaviness of a year. Grief and joy collide. They enter in feeling certain they may be swallowed whole. The days string long and tiresome. The burdens are heavy, cumbersome. They walk in the “out -of-place” world of singleness, marriage, divorce, infertility, unplanned pregnancy, motherhood. Each one brings…

Anticipating Life in the Midst of Pain

I love that God gives us seasons both outdoors and in our souls. And He always seems to be making something new. We see it in the surprising wildflowers blooming late, in the October days sometimes rainy and sometimes summer….in our own hearts learning to breathe and sing again. All these seasons are so beautiful….