Arguing with Jesus

Two Sundays ago I was standing in my closet. We were late for church; I already knew we were going to miss Sunday school, but I couldn’t find anything to wear. I heard a quiet voice tell me to pick something long, like maybe a maxi skirt or dress pants. I chose a short sundress … [Read more…]

Motivation Monday: Is the World Ending???

I had been hard at work all day….running around inside my tiny bubble of life, unaware of what was going on. I did not know about the passenger plane that had been shot down. I did not know about the fresh battles involving Israel. “I think the world is ending.” She quietly said. I suppose … [Read more…]

Five-Minute Friday: BLOOM

This post is a part of Lisa Jo-Baker’s Five Minute Friday link-up. She gives the topic, and you write for exactly five minutes…unscripted, unedited, real. If you’d like to participate click here to head over to Lisa’s blog, read other posts, and link to your own. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your writing as a … [Read more…]

Lattes and Jesus

I had been home from St. Louis for less than 24 hours when the anxiety hit me like a wall of bricks. I wanted to do everything and nothing at the same time. I was determined to clean and wash clothes and yet, I didn’t want to move. My mind raced with a billion different … [Read more…]

Five-Minute Friday: BELONG

Today, I fly back to my husband. (Can I get an amen???) Fun fact about me: This is the first time I have ever gone anywhere by myself. Ever. I mean, I’ve been to the store by myself. But I’ve never traveled by myself. I’ve never stayed in a hotel by myself. I’ve always been … [Read more…]

The Wrecking of my Soul

When I was six years old, I cried because I accidentally tore a page in a hymnal. Later that evening I confessed my “sin” to my Dad in our van and asked him if God would send me to hell. Knowing my Dad, I kind of wonder how he managed to not burst into laughter, … [Read more…]

Five-Minute Friday: EXHALE

This post is a part of Lisa Jo-Baker’s Five Minute Friday link-up. She gives the topic, and you write for exactly five minutes…unscripted, unedited, real. If you’d like to participate click here to head over to Lisa’s blog, read other posts, and link to your own. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your writing as a … [Read more…]

Five-Minute Friday: LOST

I have been reading Kristen Welch’s new book, Rhinestone Jesus. When I finish it, I’ll do a post about it, but for now I will just say that I highly recommend the book. Between her book and doing my own reading about poverty, homelessness and trafficking, I’ve found myself feeling quite lost at times. How … [Read more…]