When I don’t understand.
When this world is too much.
When I don’t have the answers.
Christ have mercy.
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When I don’t understand.
Or did we? I am pretty reluctant to write this post. I’ve had writer’s block for about a week now and have numerous posts that I started and have yet to finish. I just don’t feel like I have a very positive message to share, but this is supposed to be about the journey, good […]Read More
Since I began writing openly about my faith, I’ve lost friends. I make jokes with Mike about my Facebook friends number diminishing rapidly, but in truth — I’ve lost long-standing relationships as a direct result of my obedience during this journey. Seems backward, I’ll admit. I’m in a season of true spiritual pruning, but I can feel my roots growing deeper and stronger, preparing me for what’s ahead.Read More
Confession: I am very disappointed — nope, I’m angry — with God. As Mother Theresa famously said, “In my soul, I can’t tell you how dark it is. I feel like refusing God.” At a wise friend’s counsel, I spent my commute this morning dictating the beginnings of a Siri-facilitated iPhone-note lament. With Siri’s incessant and inappropriate […]Read More
I want to thank the awesome Janea for not only giving Brit and me some much needed rest, but for also sharing her amazing journey. I don’t think that I’ve ever been this in awe of someone that I’ve never even met. Completely overwhelmed by her beauty, honesty, and strength. Janea’s words led me to reflect […]Read More
I began to write about how food had become a god to me, and then it hit me, just now: I have just replaced one idol (food) with another (weight loss). I sit here, in tears, with a broken heart of confession. I have placed the number on the scale and my obsession with it going down before God’s purpose for my body. I cannot keep allowing things to take over me. God wants me to be fulfilled. God wants me to be happy. God wants me to be healthy. But most importantly, God wants ME.Read More
In his Daniel Plan book, Rick Warren talks about how our bodies are an investment that He has given to us. I cannot even begin to explain just how true that is.Read More
I promised several people I would not write today. It was an “anti-approval” right of passage for me – I planned to make a dramatic point about it tomorrow. But I can’t sleep. My heart is crippled with loss, and I don’t have any of my own words for it. Just these – that keep […]Read More
I had a breakthrough Kairos moment this week. I have a deep-seated, fundamentally flawed desire for approval — and it’s stealing life from me. I’ve always been a pleaser. If there is a problem in my own life or the life of someone I care about, I want to fix it. I tackle anything in my […]Read More
What a gift. Today has been phenomenal. Productive and restful, motivating and relaxing, with life-giving fellowship and even a few precious moments of solitude. Today was what I think is supposed to be that Sabbath rest I’ve been working through lately. Resting and abiding can come alongside a packed schedule. I have been running since […]Read More