• Abundant Life,  Bible,  Growth

    When showing up is the win

    Ten weeks ago, I anxiously stepped into my first day at a “learn to run” clinic put on by our local running room. They told me the goal race was 10 weeks away, and we could sign up if we wanted to – no pressure – but I was all in, so I paid the registration fee and hoped that in 10 weeks I’d move from walking to a slow-but-steady ability to run a 5k. Tonight is that race. I’m not ready. I’m not the only one.  Of the 8 of us who started in the course, there’s only 3…

  • Broken,  Quotes

    Monday quotes

    It’s incredibly tough to get vulnerable… but when you do, it’s almost miraculous the freedom & blessing that comes from it!  I was really impacted by this quote, and the blog post it came from at Grace Waves – I’m…

  • Abundant Life,  Broken,  Growth,  Uncategorized

    Getting rid of the H-word

    There’s a few words I’m ridding myself of in this season of renewal.  (Doesn’t that sound refreshing? Season of renewal, not season of burnout.  As an aside, I highly recommend if you’re going to burnout, you do it in springtime.…

  • Uncategorized

    Monday’s Inspiration

    I keep a notebook just of quotes that I love.  Since I’m having so much fun with canva I thought I’d send some words of inspiration out on Mondays!  Here’s a little gem from our old friend, Augustine:

  • Abundant Life,  Broken

    The Day the World (Didn’t) Fall Apart

    Indespensable Most of us like being indispensable.  We place a lot of weight on being needed and important in some capacity. It’s good to be needed – it means you’re one of the world’s contributors and givers, not just a…

  • Abundant Life,  Bible,  Growth,  Uncategorized,  Voice

    Open Doors

    Write this letter to the angel of the church in Philadelphia.  This is the message from the one who is holy and true, the one who has the key of David.  What he opens, no one can close; and what he closes,…

  • Uncategorized

    Like a child

    There’s a verse that often comes to mind; maybe from my years in children’s ministry, maybe from being a mom, but I regularly hear Jesus’ words from Matthew 18:3 echoing in my mind: Truly I tell you, unless you change…

  • Abundant Life,  Bible,  Growth

    Learning to live

    It seems like I’ve spent a whole lot of time dying, these past few years. I told myself it was biblical (Luke 9:23-24). When big decisions came up, I told myself what I wanted selfish and I needed to practice…

  • Broken,  Voice

    Boasting in Weakness

    Funny story. I never intended to publish a blog. Honestly. I love to write and have become a serial blog-starter/quitter.  The pattern goes something like this: set up a blog (tell no one).  Write 1-5 posts (tell no one). Quit…

  • Sabbath

    Learning to Run

    I should maybe start by confessing that I hate exercise.  I have tried, and failed, at so many forms of exercise that I consider this an established fact.  I’ve even had a full-fledged panic attack just entering a gym.  (I have issues). …

  • Uncategorized

    Room for the broken

    So, here’s the thing.  Whenever you’re sick, or something is broken, doctors always want the whole story: what were you doing at the time, what caused this, is this the result of an accident, ongoing stress or genetics.  They’re looking…