{reflection}

I caught a glimpse of myself today in the mirror and smirked. The once smooth and flawless skin I possessed has now been marked by long lines and dark shadows. The whites of my eyes not as bright as they once were and more freckles adorning my cheeks. My face, although completely recognizable and still... Continue Reading →

{distant memories}

I cannot change the past or what I have walked through. Instead, I can acknowledge the presence of the memory and remind myself that by God’s grace, I made it through.

{rest}

I wrote this article a handful of months ago, in the thick of CPAP. I never published it. And then today, our pastor gave a whole message on rest. I thought back to this article as I sat in the congregation this morning. It was burning a hole inside of me and I knew I... Continue Reading →

{reckless love}

"When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me You have been so, so good to me When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me You have been so, so kind to me And oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm... Continue Reading →

{she speaks 2018}

For the first time in my adult life, I boarded a plane by myself, without my husband, my girls or anyone I knew, and I set out for my first solo adventure. Across the country I flew, hitting the ground running from the moment I stepped off the airplane. I walked into the hotel with... Continue Reading →

{chasing butterflies}

Delicate butterflies fluttered their wings all around her as she tried to follow their unpredictable patterns. Up, down, back and forth they swayed, dancing in the fresh morning air. Their wings a beautiful bold yellow in color, mimicking the bright sun as it warmed the earth.  I don’t chase butterflies. I wonder if I ever... Continue Reading →

{healing}

I sat there today in church, this time with an open and expectant heart. I am learning, slowly, that I too am in great need of receiving the words preached on Sunday mornings. The drive down was quiet, just me in the car as I arrived early to help with worship. I love these mornings.... Continue Reading →

{running through sand}

It's hard to run through deep sand. Have you done it? I used to think running on the beach would be the greatest. I would see people when we were on vacation effortlesssly gliding across the white sandy beaches, never even breaking a sweat. They made it look so easy. I was thrilled when I... Continue Reading →

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