Whether the weather is getting to you or whether the “clouds” overhead look more like grief or anxiety, we all … More
Last year our Christmas tree fell over – well, got knocked over, really – right after we had finished decorating … More
I’m right. I’m always right. I cling to my right-ness as a part of my identity; it is core to … More
After [only] three years… The biggest project I have ever attempted in my almost 11 years on Young Life staff … More
It seems that very few Christians have a good reputation in both the Christian and the secular worlds, so how … More
Can I be honest with you without you judging me? Ah well, I’ll just be honest with you and let you do with it as you will. Because this is about me, not you. You probably don’t deal with this problem.
Here is my honest confession: I routinely get wrapped up in other people’s issues.
Today, I heard the stories of a homeless woman and a teenage refugee boy. The boy left home when he … More
“Here mom, you can have the rest of this. I’ve had enough.” It still shocks me every time. Somehow my … More
I love looking out over the ocean, or from any overlook – it always feels good to stretch my eyes! … More
I am not good at “again.” All those parts of mommyhood that demand repeated attention – oh wait, that’s all … More
What if I could sort my thoughts and worries and put them away – like so many t-shirts from a suitcase at the end of a trip?
Dear Syrian Refugees, I want you to know that I am still praying for you. My heart still hurts when … More
There’s not much worse than those little round, tasteless wafers that are often served for communion. When I eat one of … More
I recently watched my daughter’s middlish-aged ballet teacher (she isn’t much older than me, so I really don’t want to call … More
There have been several pivotal moments in my life where I was unexpectedly invited into some crazy adventure. I felt … More