Photo credit: Lisa Stellmach Delighted to be guest posting today over at Pamela Henkelman’s blog! Pamela asked us to share a story of “refining fire”, a time in life where God burned away something old and brought forth something new. I had this old one stashed away; the memories are still fresh, and the lesson … Read moreWhat I Learned About God From My Newborn
Recently a woman sat down at the next table in a restaurant where I had slipped off to do some writing work. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed that she bowed her head for a few seconds before digging into her meal. An idea hit me, and a few minutes later, I … Read moreWhat Is My Identity in Christ?
“In the beginning, God created…” These are the first words of the Bible, and the first thing God chose to tell us about himself: he makes things. One of the next things we know about God is that he made us, people, in his own likeness. So God created manin his own image;he created him … Read moreA Shout-Out to Your Creativity
I was honored to have this essay accepted for the Kindred Mom Healthy Soul series, published in April, 2019. Kindred Mom is an online community of women dedicated to helping moms thrive in, and celebrate the small victories of, messy and beautiful motherhood. “What would you know about a healthy soul?” my inner critic hisses as I sit … Read moreWhat I Need to Remember When My Soul is Sick