Five Minute Friday: Possible

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I’m trying something new for a bit. 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. i taste the quality of the word—texture switching from fullness to thin line of threaded hope what is possible? realists don’t dance … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Possible

Five Minute Friday: Enable

I’m trying something new for a bit. 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. God,You are good. I am grateful for your goodness, how it spreads, and sprouts, and multiplies. Enable me to let your goodness … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Enable

Five MInute Friday: Observant

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I’m trying something new for a bit. 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. Observant What does my body know? This is a question I’m training myself to ask in moments of stress, anxiety, … Read moreFive MInute Friday: Observant

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

How to Hold onto Your Identity in the Midst of Failure

You know how little kids’ voices shake and jerk out in single syllables when they’re having a meltdown? That was me in the car the other week, calling my husband about about my first meeting with an editor at a writer’s conference. You know how you have no idea how much something means to you … Read moreHow to Hold onto Your Identity in the Midst of Failure