“Some people won’t sail the sea ‘cause they’re safer on land, to follow what’s written, but I’d follow you to the great unknown, off to a world we call our own …“ (“Tightrope” from The Greatest Showman) When I was twenty, I was bursting at the seams with ideas, dreams, hopes, and plans. The future… Continue reading Have I Become Afraid to Dream?
Based on John 20 when the risen Christ met Mary Magdalene outside the empty tomb. He speaks your name, and in an instant, all your sorrow and heartbreak is swallowed up by His voice. He speaks your name, and your lost soul finds a home in Him. He speaks your name, and at once, you… Continue reading He Speaks Your Name
As many of you may know, I’m in the process of writing a book on the struggle & purpose of single seasons of life. Every so often, I share an excerpt from what I’ve been working on. This month, the excerpt comes from a section called “Our Counterfeit Solutions to Single Seasons of Life.” I… Continue reading The Lurking Lies of Lust
Those lies … they came knocking again just last week. Knocking at the tired door of my heart. Pounding with insistent fists against my weary brain. Whispering to the exhausted, frayed edges of my emotions. And it seemed like for sure they were going to win again. How familiar those tired lies were. I’d heard… Continue reading Those Tired Lies
I sat there in Starbucks after my coffee meeting was over, notebook spread in front of me, hot panini steaming at my side, waiting. Impatient for some words of wisdom to come to me. Impatient to be writing something “important.” Impatient to know what God wanted me to learn. And as I sat there and… Continue reading Oh, Impatient Heart
Western civilization has betrayed me. Disney love stories and Hollywood rom-coms have disillusioned me. American Christianity has disappointed me. They all promised me a husband – they all told me to put my hope in a filmy dream, a starry-eyed wish, a traditional ring on bended knee montage. And if that weren’t enough, the church… Continue reading When Hope Has Disappointed You
For a few weeks, life was a dull gray. Moments of teaching were full and bright and packed to the brim with busy mental engagement. And then – I’d be home, and the silence would come crashing in again with all the tormenting thoughts that can weigh so heavy on a soul. I didn’t want… Continue reading Have I Been with You So Long, and Still You Don’t Know Me?