A Beautiful Ache

I wind down my #write31daysofaffirmation with a rather somber, yet hopeful piece. Life has been a roller coaster for me recently. Maybe you’ve been there too. Many decisions must be made, delayed, or completely cancelled. It’s rather annoying and also disheartening. At the same time, I find a bit of the hope I have being ...

Be a light

To be still and rest. To be still and cease from fruitless toil. To be alone in the silence. Why is it hard to be? I don’t always listen to the first hush of the hard-life questions, but today I pause. I let them sweep over me because I know sooner or later, I will ...

When We Must Change

There’s a scene in Under the Tuscan Sun in which the tour guide says, “Hey everybody, just an unscheduled stop.” I’ve seen the film many, and feel the phrase as life moves from season to season. It lives and breathes in my being. Change – the unplanned plan of life. Sometimes it happens on its own terms without meticulous planning. ...

God Hears Us Through It All

Life is often crazy. I have found I should pray more during these times, I usually don’t. I might barely offer up the “emergency toss up prayer” and go on about the business of living; but this is not living the abundant life in Christ. God cares about the every-day-ordinary-mundane events of our lives. Nothing ...