New Free Devotionals at Christianity Today

Do you need some quiet for your soul? I am so proud to have helped write the latest volume in Shelia Walsh’s popular devotional series, 5 Minutes with Jesus! Check … Continue reading New Free Devotionals at Christianity Today

Pain with a Purpose (and the perils of Spring sports season)

This week I have driven one thousand miles in three afternoons without ever leaving the boundaries of my small town (or at least it feels like it). What I do … Continue reading Pain with a Purpose (and the perils of Spring sports season)

Living with Teens is Like…

Living with teens is like… Living with professional looters. And world-class hackers. It is like being stuck in the movie Groundhog Day except instead of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania you go back … Continue reading Living with Teens is Like…

The Abbey of Gethsemani

The Prosperity Gospel at 2:30am

I awakened last night at 2:30 am sick, literally sick, over one I love- one who has wandered too close to the edge of the darkness, and now as I … Continue reading The Prosperity Gospel at 2:30am

Should Christians Care About Refugees?

Refugee…policies, politics, and Presidential orders. But what about Christians and refugees? Back at the end of 2016, a video went viral of the moment a Sudanese refugee was reunited with … Continue reading Should Christians Care About Refugees?

Jesus Calling: My Guest Blog Post

My oldest daughter is graduating from high school in 5 days. I am stunned how quickly the last eighteen years have slipped through my fingers. Recently, the good people at … Continue reading Jesus Calling: My Guest Blog Post

The Remedy of Remembrance- Pondering the Decalogue During Lent

Years ago, I had a tiny Yorkshire Terrier, and for reasons I can’t fathom or remember now, I named her Whitney. Such an absurd name for a dog. I remember … Continue reading The Remedy of Remembrance- Pondering the Decalogue During Lent

Stillness

The kids have left for school and I am sitting at my kitchen table, littered with junk mail and the crumbs from breakfast. The finish on the huge farm table … Continue reading Stillness

A Seed Well Sown

I sat on her bed for a moment this morning after she zoomed down the street in her little red Fiat, ACDC blaring from the speakers while Crime and Punishment … Continue reading A Seed Well Sown

From Wastelands to Abundance

I love Psalm 130. The first verse just jumps right in. The Pslamist doesn’t waste time figuring out the “correct” way to approach his Creator. There is no flowery, formal … Continue reading From Wastelands to Abundance

Did You Know?

Did you know… That no matter what anyone says- Slander.  Gossip.  Condemnation.  No matter what anyone does- Rejection.  Betrayal.  Abuse.  That no matter how others see you- Worthy or unworthy. … Continue reading Did You Know?

What If…

What if… You looked into the darkest places.  The moments seared by grief.  The long, weary nights, drenched in tears.  What if… You paused in front of the gaping moments … Continue reading What If…