10 Things About Making Friends on Purpose {Even If You’re Scared}

I spend a lot of time talking about it, writing about it; how we are meant for community.  I’m always saying that God intended for us to do life to the very edges, together. Truth be told?  I spend a lot of time sometimes blowing hot air.   I know I need community, I know I love community but… I’m not very good at it.  Also I am kind of afraid of being a friend.  A friend on...
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My Life with Anne {and Gilbert}

I was in Sixth Grade.  My mind was still very much that of a little girl, but my body was beginning to show hints of the woman I would become.  I was awkward and clumsy; as if my body and my mind were at odds.  I was mercilessly teased by my classmates for being an early bloomer and my home life was anything but idyllic.  I couldn’t quite figure out how I fit in or how anything was ever...
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Confessions of a Wanna Be Confessor

I often forget the power of confession.  I forget how the prayers I send up begging forgiveness actually wash me whiter than snow.   I often wonder whether or not God gets tired of yet another screw-up. I wonder whether or not he feels disappointment so keen when I forget who He is and how much He loves me. I wonder if God ever gets tired of hearing me list my faults, begging time and time...
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My Sin Was There

My sin was there that day.  The day He entered the garden.  When the weight of iniquity pressed His knees to the ground.  When His brow dripped red with drops of blood, right where the crown of thorns would sit.   My sin was there that day.  Squeezing His heart,  and as that anguished cry ripped hoarse “nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42),  He felt the burden of His...
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