Roots matter

Roots Matter Not every book I read winds up being featured on my social media pages. Within the first few dozen pages of my current read, I knew that this would need to be one of those unnamed books. Not because …

Attentive and Centered

Spiritually, the church’s pendulum seems at times to swing from one extreme to the other… …from excess to denial and the enemy of our souls is equally pleased with either. Attentive and centered is what unnerves him. Perhaps two decades ago, I spent a year studying …

Butterflies and doggie doo

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. This morning on my walk I was accompanied by butterflies: a soft, creamy, small one, and medium-sized brown one with fascinating, jagged wings, and a larger, elegant, yellow and black one that stopped me in my tracks. As …

Hope’s Source

Hope. We need it to thrive. How we source it is critical to its sustainability. Last Thursday night I had the joy of addressing the Visionaries Gathering of Liberty Church NYC. During the Q&A, one of the many brilliant souls …

127 words on prayer

The Prayer Retreat 48 hours. Unplugged from the internet. Hot teas. Books with pages. Comfy throw blankets. My softest pillow. Walks through the woods. Long pauses on the dock. Aimless hours with Beethoven and Bach. Favorite Bible. Current journal. Plenty …

Dear Mr. Neurologist

(Hello friends, for those of you just joining my journey, normally I share from how God is shaping my soul. However, in April, I am going to share a few writings from my heart as a special needs mom in …

I will carry you there

(Hello friends, for those of you just joining my journey, normally I share from how God is shaping my soul. However, in April, I am going to share a few writings from my heart as a special needs mom in …

Special Needs

(As April is Autism Awareness month, today I’m offering my first writing on special needs from Pure Joy, published by Thomas Nelson in 2003.) Special Needs   “Special needs,” the doctor said, and all of the specialists nodded their heads. “Special needs,” written …

Resurrection Sunday

Resurrection Sunday is always moving but it was deeply moving this year. I have been soaking in it as opposed to trying to understand it. Some moments are too holy to dissect and graph. But I am aware of three …

Don’t Close Your Eyes

“Today’s fast was hard,” a friend confessed. “Thinking of all Jesus experienced—well, it’s too much to bear.” Yes. It is. Day Thirty-One of 40 Days of Decrease was difficult to write. As I studied each gospel and recorded each instance …