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  • Divine Intervention

    September 11, 2019 by

    Sometimes it feels impossible to dream the dream that darkness doesn’t actually win. The space between my head belief—that God is good, in control and on His way back for us—and my broken heart; crushed beneath the cares of this world, is farther than I ever thought. Shortening the gap will take an act of… Read more

  • Courage Dear Heart

    August 26, 2019 by

    If you’ve been around the blog for a little while then this piece may look familiar to you. It’s been two years now since Piper’s diagnosis, and just about two years since I first wrote this piece and got my own “Courage Dear Heart” tattoo to remind me to be brave, right there where I… Read more

  • He is Good!

    July 30, 2019 by

    “You are GOOD!” She shouts it from the back seat, her eyes intense in my rearview mirror, her fist pumping the air with all her five-year-old might. And I’m pretty sure witnessing this is just about as beautiful a thing as I’ve ever seen.Read more He is Good!

  • For when you feel confused

    July 22, 2019 by

    Why would he take us this direction, only to have us turn around this far down the road? It didn’t make sense. It was confusing. We felt lost and wondered if he had forgotten about us for a moment; maybe holding the world in his hands really was as distracting as one would think. But no.Read more For when you feel confused

  • For when they’ve left you all alone

    June 27, 2019 by

    Loneliness opens up like a sink hole in my chest. It sucks in everything; my joy in the small moments, my hopes for the future, the lessons I have learned from the past. It turns my whole body numb with longing and the desperate question—does anybody see me? Suffering can be one of the loneliest… Read more

  • For when someone is to blame for your suffering

    June 7, 2019 by

    I’ve seen the eyes tainted with bitterness, and in truth, more than once they have been my own. Forgiveness comes like a threat to us; when we are holding on to hurt and pain like so much precious cargo—like the filthy bandage on a gaping wound, how can we let it go? There is so… Read more

  • God the good Gardener

    May 30, 2019 by

    I cannot claim to be an excellent gardener. This year Colorado threw us all for a loop and decided it was perfectly okay to snow the Thursday following Mother’s day, and like many in the state who use the Mother’s day rule to plant things outdoors, I had already transplanted my tomatoes. Gone. I probably… Read more

  • On Smallness and being out of control

    May 23, 2019 by

    This morning I was walking and talking with God, as I’ve come to do these days. I have been terrible at praying and abiding lately, and getting up early enough to drink my coffee on a fifteen minute walk has been a recent sanity saver for me. But this morning I was tired; I have… Read more

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