Five Minute Friday: Order

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. they talk about ‘natural order’as if they were actuallytherein the beginningnaked and fearless … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Order

Five Minute Friday: Excuse

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. when the noise only grows emptier for the volumeand the pitch-perfect performance tastes … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Excuse

Five Minute Friday: She

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. she used to feel afraid and then she learnedfear was not something to lock … Read moreFive Minute Friday: She

3 Mindsets That Help Me Experience the Presence of God

Early in my walk with God, I read a lot of articles or book chapters with headings similar to the title of this post. Most commenced with a lengthy list of prerequisites for God’s presence. Fervent desire. Purity. Self-abasement. Or, questions. Are you sinning? Do you really love God? Are you harboring desires for anything … Read more3 Mindsets That Help Me Experience the Presence of God

What I’m Learning—Summer Edition 2020

2020. The year we’ll never miss, yes? In order to fit in with everything else we’re experiencing, time has felt very weird. For instance – I have never known such long weeks in. my. life. But the months? The months seem to border on warp speed. It makes no sense, and I will not try … Read moreWhat I’m Learning—Summer Edition 2020

What To Do When Your Feelings Don’t Match Your Identity

On a Thursday last fall, I typed up a fairly short and simple email about feelings and identity. I sent it out to subscribers and didn’t think much about it—in fact, if you’d asked me, I wouldn’t have considered it one of the better emails I’ve written. But something in it resonated deeply with readers. … Read moreWhat To Do When Your Feelings Don’t Match Your Identity

Embracing Identity in Christ In A World Divided on Race

I felt the heaviness envelope me. 4:30 in the morning has its own kind of quiet, it’s own kind of weight. It carries its own brand of dreams and its own awakenings. As I fed and cuddled my three-month-old in the dimness of the darkened bedroom, I sensed a grief settle down on my shoulders … Read moreEmbracing Identity in Christ In A World Divided on Race

What I’m Learning—Autumn Edition 2019

Autumn seems to be a favorite season for so many of us. I wonder sometimes about the reason—more than the respite from summer’s heat or a return to normal schedules, perhaps it’s that autumn reminds us change is always assured. For me this year, autumn meant a change in routine, a change in focus, and … Read moreWhat I’m Learning—Autumn Edition 2019