Pride is a performer, and insecurity its judge.Read more "Pride & Insecurity"
Right after I quit my job, my automatic thought process was to immediately start looking for another one – because that’s the obvious, responsible, adult thing to do. The state of my emotional and mental self, though, was really quite a frickin’ mess. I was burned out, exhausted, hurt, confused, and running on 7 years […]Read more "In the Midst of Starting August"
Usually when I make a decision, I like it to be one that makes sense. (I’m guessing most of us can relate.) Logical, explainable, and able to lead to an understandable conclusion – that’s been my criteria for choosing just about anything. Then I made a big ol’ life-changing choice that basically boiled down to […]Read more "In the Midst of Defending the Decision"
The beginning of a series on going through a new season, in real time, as I have noooo idea what comes next!Read more "In the Midst"
“After the Sabbath, on the first day of the week, the women went to look at the tomb…” – Matthew 28:1 Why did they go back? Those women. Their Savior, beloved teacher, was dead and had been dead. How hurt, how angry, how confused, how devastated they must have been. Who could have blamed them — blamed […]Read more "Easter Reflection: Back to the Tomb"
Christmas Eve(n when I don’t feel like it)… really did NOT want to go to Christmas Eve service tonight. I just wasn’t “feeling it” and didn’t want to pretend that I was “feeling it.” Good thing Jesus probably doesn’t care that much about the holiday of Christmas Eve.Read more "Christmas Eve(n when I don’t feel like it)"
After 18 months of engagement, Stephen and I had our wedding four weeks ago, an event that had been meticulously planned and hoped for and dreamed about – but the experience was one we could not have been less prepared for. The few weeks surrounding that day have been whirlwinds of deep, strange, and unspeakable […]Read more "Greater Love"
We may not be a perfect match, but I still think it was one made in heaven.Read more "Why I’m Not Marrying the Man of My Dreams"
These things were done in anticipation of the people’s expectations of who they wanted Jesus to be, what they wanted Him to do. … Jesus would indeed be their Messiah – but in a way they could not comprehend, and perhaps did not want to hear.Read more "Palm Sunday: Why are you Cheering?"
Walking through the thick gray rain carrying a heavy heart that’s weighed down with weariness, seeking respite from both the cold and the sorrow inside. Keeping my eyes fixed staunchly downcast, I happened to notice a stark contrast – bright pink petals, once proudly in bloom lay withered and crushed and haplessly strewn in the […]Read more "Same"