He signed up knowing no one. His passion and his God pressed into him to say yes to going. To attending. To learning. To growing. Being his Mama, I took on unnecessary fears. My own insecurities and life experiences rising up within me. I prayed with him before he left the house with his Papa. Letting go looked like saying goodbye and keeping most of my thoughts to myself. ... Read More
Embracing your Calling, Community, and Challenges.
When you say "Yes" to God’s call you say "Yes" to wanting what God wants. You put feet to your faith and you-go and you-do. You own-it. Your heart tunes new strings until they are worn-in and naturally feel like an extension of you; while you play beautiful music. Saying, "Yes," to God’s call is not a simple one-time, “Yes.” It’s not a popular-hit adapted by a new artist ~ You. It’s a ... Read More
I’m not a morning person by nature. But over the years my children have taught me to savor the mornings. They are the sweetest in the mornings. Their feet bounce when they hit the floor. They greet me with snuggles, drawing me in close, asking me to sit and be slow with them as they wake. The possibility of play and endless imagination meets them most keenly in the mornings. On the days I ... Read More
Her story is not mine, but I find a piece of my own story here. The torment of a teenager compounded with pain that runs so deep from poverty, abandonment, death and abuse. Tales of a childhood that a child should never have to tell. There is no room for healing when one only knows survival. How does one have the eyes to see what she does not know? Care is difficult for all of ... Read More
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. John 1:1-2 This is the kind of verse you have to reread a few times in order to fully grasp the entirety of what is being said. O how these two little verses impact our theology and understanding of Jesus. Jesus wasn’t just the God of the New Testament, He was ... Read More
"O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done." Matthew 26:42 Jesus is distressed when He goes to the garden of Gethsemane to pray. He asks his closest friends, the disciples, to sit with him in the garden to keep watch while he prays. Jesus confides in his friends, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me." ... Read More