Look For Love

Look For Love

Here is the truth about when I was pregnant with our first baby: I didn’t feel all of the warm connections. I couldn’t wrap my head around it. On the way to the hospital, where our lives were supposed to change forever, I remember saying to my husband,...
The Sweet Spot of Ash Wednesday

The Sweet Spot of Ash Wednesday

As we approach Easter, I want to see Jesus like the characters in the old Bible stories who were climbing sycamore trees, reaching out through crowds to touch His robe, flocking to the hills to hear Him speak. Leading up to Easter, I long to see Him everywhere. I...
Some Things Never Change

Some Things Never Change

One of the kindest gifts that God gives us is that who He is never changes.   When my husband’s health got tricky this past fall, at some points, the most accurate thing I could say is, “I know God doesn’t hate us.” While that may sound...
We Can Tell God The Truth

We Can Tell God The Truth

When I think of my daughter, I wouldn’t want her to give me a canned answer when she is scared or trying to find her way. I’d want to talk with her about it, so we could peel back the petals together.   I think this is what talking to God can look like,...
Give It Time

Give It Time

Over the holidays, we had people coming over. I usually make cinnamon rolls the night before, but I didn’t. In the morning, I found a setting on our warmer that said “proof.” The instructions said the dough would take more or less time to rise...