It’s okay if you feel like it’s hard to find things to be grateful for as we close out this year. It’s okay to be grateful and grieving at the same time. The two are not mutually exclusive. You don’t have to summarize your year and wrap it up with a nice bow or a … Continue reading 2020
I've been running a lot lately. For the last 10 weeks, actually. It started with a local 10k, which led to another 10k, and a husband inspired to train for a marathon (thanks, Chip Gaines). So for the last 8 weeks especially, I've been intentionally training and putting in the miles. I don't know what … Continue reading Running, Running.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6oaIrY2Yoo Go ahead and listen to this as you read. Then watch it at the end for good measure. Sometimes seasons of life come with confusion. You take a risk, jump in, only to find that what you thought would be an exciting and soul-filling swim turned out to either be a puddle, or … Continue reading Sing My Way Back
Today I am thankful for God's little gifts throughout the day, at the moments I needed them most, reminding me that no matter what is happening around me: following Him is the way to perfect peace. "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." -Isaiah 26:3 NIV … Continue reading I Know God is With Me
You've been stuck inside your house for so long you can't remember what the sun feels like. Everything starts feeling really heavy. You want to sleep, but you also don't, you feel like everything's falling apart. Do you know what I mean? Suddenly it makes sense to throw a 3 year old style tantrum and … Continue reading What I do when I’m losing my mind.
I'm sitting in the cold church, with my laptop, on an office chair, at the table that usually holds snacks on Sunday mornings and chatting teens on Friday nights; my husband is painting the nursery just down the hall. It's 8:46 pm and I'm working on theology homework, thinking about curriculum within ministry, pondering what … Continue reading Walk.