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Life is…

Life is tired.Life is heavy.Life is scary.Life is burdened.Life is sickness.Life is going until you can’t go.Life is pouring out.Life is anger.Life is pain.Life is feeling loss.Life is a broken heart.Life is pushing through.Life is pressing on.Life is serving others.Life is filling up.Life is smiling.Life is hugs around the neck.Life is laughter.Life is a good […]

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I Need a Hero

If I didn’t experience the chaos, would I seek His peace?If I didn’t feel the pain, would I want His comfort?If I didn’t get angry, would I make the conscious choice to have joy?If I didn’t have a need, would I go to Him? Life is not perfect.  If it was, would we look for […]

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Silent Night

I’m standing at the edge, looking out. I feel like this birthday is a turning point. I can see so many wonderful moments ahead of me, but also some of the hardest. A real, for real grown up. That is what 35 feels like. Thirty-Five. When did that happen? The last ten years of my […]

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Promises

When you get a new car, suddenly you see that model everywhere. You notice it, you are looking for it. It catches your eye because it is already on your mind, you recognize it. You think, “Man, how many people HAVE this car?” Over and over again you see it, because it is fresh to […]

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I Know Someone

Emotions.  Sometimes I hate them. (Ironic, right?) I despise feeling out of control.  I loathe chaos. I detest it when I let emotions rule me. I fight it, I really do.  But, I fail. I fail a LOT. I know who rules my heart.  I know who has the real control.  I know who holds […]

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Glimmer

(Written in 2015) Today I celebrate 8 years of marriage with the man I love.  Over thirteen years ago we started dating.  There always felt like there was uncertainty in our relationship, prior to us getting engaged.  I never knew for sure that he really wanted to be with me.  There was one time we […]

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Tell me ’bout the good ole days

Even though we grow older, I think there may be part of us that always feels like a child.  We mature and gain responsibilities, learn and grow wiser.  Our bodies can certainly feel the years before our heart does.  Perhaps we become less afraid of things, and more afraid of others (as we realize all […]

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Shiny Things

It’s so easy to lose focus.   So easy to get wrapped up in all the wrong things.  So easy to worry and try to take control of the situation, and try to figure it out all by yourself.  Oh, wait.  That is the hard way.  Why won’t I just trust God?  It’s not a cliché’, […]

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Happy Birthday Daddy!

My Dad.  Daddy.  Papa.  Just thinking about my Dad warms my heart:  his hugs, his smile, his spirit.  He always tries to make me laugh, with no regard to how silly he might look doing it.  When I was a kid, I remember asking him to walk around impersonating a chicken for me and my […]

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What is Love?

What is Love? (Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more) Okay, sorry, I couldn’t resist. But really, I have been thinking about that.  What does it mean to love?  To be “in love”?  Love is often referred to as a feeling, but is that what it really is?  If you look to Hollywood, […]

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