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One More Day – A Poem

“Heart, where are you?” I said. But my voice came back hollow. “Surely you’re not dead… Don’t go where I can’t follow.   “Dawn can’t stay always away, So turn your face to the sky. Hope can’t stay forever at bay, Awake; lift your head high."   Only silence from the depth, Just as still … Continue reading One More Day – A Poem

What Moving Has Taught Me About Living

Moving can teach a thing or two about life. I've seen a fair share of new addresses. While there are military and missionary families that have much higher stats than I do, I've moved abroad twice and lived in rental houses, permanent homes, guest houses, basements, and campers. And as I'm in the middle of … Continue reading What Moving Has Taught Me About Living

There’s More: a new series

I'm embarking on a new adventure. God willing, I'll never be the same. And you're invited.  What is it? Well, the good news is this adventure doesn't involve death-defying acts or a big budget. The bad news is I have no idea how this is going to work. But that's what makes it an adventure, right? … Continue reading There’s More: a new series

The Jonah Within

There are few Bible personalities I really connect with. You know: Ruth was so good, and Esther was fearless and beautiful, and Mary was amazing. Paul is hard for me to get my head around, and the disciples, well, they were interesting and funny, but relatable? Well, maybe not so much. But start talking about Jonah, and … Continue reading The Jonah Within

A Thank You (and a Top Three!)

Merry Christmas, readers! Okay, I can't believe 2015 is so advanced that I'm even saying those words, but what a year it's been. I know sometime between Christmas and New Years, I along with everyone else will look over my shoulder at this wild, crazy, wonderful year. I think I'll shake my head---in both amazement … Continue reading A Thank You (and a Top Three!)

When God’s Dreams are Yours

It was the sort of question I hated. I took a sip of my latte as I formulated an answer. What would I like to be doing two years from now? Hmm. The person across the table asking the question meant well. Perhaps the opportunity she wanted to lay out would be something I'd like … Continue reading When God’s Dreams are Yours

The Weird I Love

Last month was weird. Wild weird. Good weird. The weird I love. Why? It was writers conference time. Ah, the time word scribblers from across the country converge to spend three tumultuous days swarming around a crazy-carpeted venue, wearing our most professional clothes and most uncomfortable shoes. When we stain our hands scribbling notes in classes, … Continue reading The Weird I Love

What No One Else Can Hear

Why do we associate silence with loneliness? Perhaps we mistake the blessing of solitude for the curse of loneliness. Crazy as it may sound, I've learned that both solitude and loneliness can be good. In the silence of being alone, the emptiness echoes a truth we don't hear when we have people to turn to and the static … Continue reading What No One Else Can Hear