The Day Humility was Born

The Day Humility was Born

The wide open landscape stretched for miles—lit only by the few stars dotting the night sky. On the horizon, the silhouette of two people and a donkey provided a backdrop against the darkness. Silence echoed against silence until the whispers of bleating sheep added...
The Weary World Awaits

The Weary World Awaits

The song fills the church as silence bookends the moment. The lone voice rings out crystal clear as the lyrics stir the hearts of those present. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel The plaintive minor key weaves through the lyrics as the song continues...
The Journey to Surrender

The Journey to Surrender

My hands gripped the arms of the chair so tightly that I feared my fingers would find themselves permanently stuck in that position. I tried Lamaze breathing to calm down my beating heart that I was sure was loud enough for all to hear. Prayers lifted in rapid...
Waiting in the Wilderness

Waiting in the Wilderness

  Many times we only think of Advent as a time of preparation for the arrival of Jesus. We block off the four weeks before Christmas and dig into an Advent devotional or book, while hustling to get ready for the holidays. We justify the time spent reading a snippet...
Monthly Musings ~ November 2018

Monthly Musings ~ November 2018

  If you asked me at the beginning of the month what the next four weeks would look like, I’m not sure I could accurately predict. From a week at the beach with friends, to Thanksgiving with family, and all the in-between, November flew by. The day after...
The Waiting Space ~ Advent 2018

The Waiting Space ~ Advent 2018

It’s the same every year. December descends and the chaos begins. More and more we face the busyness earlier each year. We desire to embrace every part of the season, but find ourselves overwhelmed and exhausted even before it begins. For many years, I lost...
Life Around the Table

Life Around the Table

Family dinners are my favorite. Sometimes it looks like a handful of people and other times the numbers grow to twenty or more. The overflow of people make themselves at home wherever there is a seat. The gathering of family highlights a connectedness that God blesses...
My Caregiving Journey ~ A Guest Post

My Caregiving Journey ~ A Guest Post

I love meeting new people and have the blessing of doing it online as well as in real life. I’m not sure of the exact timing, but I began to see encouraging posts about hope in my Instagram feed and knew I wanted to get to know the creator more. Enter Karen...
Monthly Musings ~ October 2018

Monthly Musings ~ October 2018

  And just like that, another month somehow slipped through my fingers. Thirty-one days marked the passage of time. A collection of experiences, memories, and beginnings. New things to like, and explore as well as time for God lessons when I least expect. I am always...
Do You Trust Me?

Do You Trust Me?

Do you trust me? The words might as well have been flashing in neon from a highway billboard. There was no subtlety or whisper floating on the wind. Instead, the question was a bold declaration as I was walking. The unexpectedness of the question on this day caused me...

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