What Do We Do When Life Falls Apart? The Psalms Show Us the Way

This isn’t how it is supposed to be. The morning after I moved my daughter, Meghan, out of her first apartment and back home, this was the only thought I … Continue reading What Do We Do When Life Falls Apart? The Psalms Show Us the Way

A Bedtime Story For An Anxious World

The first possession I remember treasuring was a little red tricycle. I was very small when I received it, too small, in fact to work the pedals. I remember the … Continue reading A Bedtime Story For An Anxious World

The Mundane and the Monumental: Clinging to Easter on Monday Morning

This is a re-post of my Jesus Calling blog post, April 1, 2018. It feels especially appropriate today. I hope you are encouraged. Six days before Easter morning, I found … Continue reading The Mundane and the Monumental: Clinging to Easter on Monday Morning

Is this Really Your Life? Social Media Makes Me Feel Like a Saggy, Old Disaster

Is this really your life? This is how I feel about all of the gorgeous, carefully tousled, perfectly lit photos I come across on social media. On some level, I … Continue reading Is this Really Your Life? Social Media Makes Me Feel Like a Saggy, Old Disaster

Hey, Dr. Who… I Need to Go Back to 1995

If I could hop into the Tardis with The Doctor and go back twenty years to give myself one piece of parenting advice, it would be this: Delight in your … Continue reading Hey, Dr. Who… I Need to Go Back to 1995

Snapping Turtle Grace

“Do you like it here?” I asked my 17-year-old daughter. We were in New Orleans for a few days on a college tour. “Yes,” she said. “I do.” The light … Continue reading Snapping Turtle Grace

Work? Maybe I should Just Lay Down For Awhile…

On the way to take my 13-year-old to the orthodontist today, I sighed and said, “It is 1:30 and I have yet to do any work.” (non kid work, that … Continue reading Work? Maybe I should Just Lay Down For Awhile…

It Sure is Messy Down Here

The new humanity that is created around Jesus (through the incarnation and redemption) is not a humanity that is always going to e successful and in control of things, but … Continue reading It Sure is Messy Down Here

Starving for Beauty

I woke up tired yesterday, and was tired all day long. Then last evening, I hit pause on the tyranny of the urgent, hopped in my Jeep and picked up … Continue reading Starving for Beauty

My Grandmother’s Bible

I remember catching glimpses of my grandmother’s Bible as a child and  being in awe. It was so different than my own back then. As a child, my Bible was … Continue reading My Grandmother’s Bible

Grace Until the Cows Come Home

When I was a kid, someone gave my siblings and me a blue, plastic trumpet. Thanks to World Cup Soccer, I now know that blue, plastic horn has a name- … Continue reading Grace Until the Cows Come Home

Mercy is like…

Some questions are heavy. Soul stirring. They speak to the depth of who we are and our place in the world. The first time I remember feeling this was as … Continue reading Mercy is like…