Playing the Lottery with Faith

When did I start looking for my faith at the end of the rainbow?  When did believing in the goodness of God mean I only believed when things were good? I struggle with a faith that includes hardship and suffering.  I admit that sometimes God becomes my lottery and not my life.  So much of what I ask for is from the posture of begging or complaining.  As I sit in my abundance...
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(in)RL 2014 {a.k.a The Day I Held Open the Door}

I’m an extrovert.  I always have been.  I thrive on the energy from a room full of people and I love being in the thick of things at a party or hanging out with my friends. So it surprised me a little bit when Saturday morning dawned and I couldn’t seem to settle the nerves.  Tears threatened spill as I went about preparing for my Meet Up. All of that anxiety slid into...
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(in)RL – My Prayer for You

Dear Friend, You’re about to enter a sacred place.  You’re about to have a shoes-off holy moment.  You’re about to hear stories of joy, stories of brokenness, and stories that will hurt.  You’ll soak tissues with tears because you’ll soon realize all of these stories that beat wildly, together they beat the rhythm that your story needs to hear. ...
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A Heart Waits Heavy

My heart waits heavy this Saturday.   It’s Easter and I am surrounded by family.  The cottage doors flung wide open and laughter, food and memories seep into the wood of the walls for safe keeping. The fireplace is crackling.  The sun is shining, its light bending around the naked trees.  And yet, my heart feels heavy. This...
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Legacy of Faith

It is often easy to say that we step out in faith.  It’s easy to say we truly believe to the very core of our being what God is whispering to our souls in the quiet morning. I fill pages of journals with promises that have settled deep.  Some of those promises coax tears from my eyes and gently unfurl my tightly clenched fists. And yet…  Sometimes faith throws you a...
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