My life today felt like a bubble that was slowly caving in on me. The stress and anxiety welled up within me until I was speaking sharply to people, it was difficult for me to smile, and I could barely focus on one person in front of me because my mind was racing with a… Continue reading The Busier We Are, the More Self-Centered We Become
I just want to start off by saying that I am so grateful for your good intentions. I’m grateful for people who think to pray for me at all. I’m grateful that you care enough about me to want good things for me. But I also want you to know – because I care about… Continue reading Different Kinds of Prayers for the Single Person
There’s the alone where you feel sort of abandoned by everyone – where you feel friendless, even if it’s not really true. There’s the alone where, even though you’re sitting in a room full of people, it feels like no one truly knows you’re there. There’s the alone where you feel like no one really… Continue reading The Loneliest Kind of Alone
I used to despise Peter and his cowardly denial of Christ on the eve of His crucifixion. What a spineless wimp, I thought. Said he would be faithful to Jesus even if he had to die for Him. And then to the very first person who asked if he was associated with Jesus, Peter hastily… Continue reading When We, Like Peter, Are in Denial
Two days after I had my heart broken, many years ago, I typed these words into my computer journal: “The world is frost-bitten today. It feels kind of like my heart, I’d imagine. Numb, frozen … life hidden behind the death that has overtaken the branches of all the trees and the leaves of all… Continue reading The Longing to be Healed – and the Lord Who Answers
“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