When you're hurting & brokenand don't know which way to turn Try New Ways. When you've reached the end of yourself Try New Ways. When the words & the tone & the feeling & the heartall come out brittle & angry & war torn, Try New Ways. When the sound of your own voicereminds you … Continue reading Try New Ways
Over the last year I have watched myself turn to rubble and begin to be rebuilt again. Grace and wisdom has continued to reach me in the midst of the chaos. As head knowledge becomes heart wisdom, I begin to see the picture a little more clearly.
I have returned from my brief sojourn into the ancient landscapes of Turkey and Greece, and what an incredible journey it has been! Life changing is an understatement. I will be mining the riches of this trip for a long time to come. As I continue my slow re-integration into home life, I am reminded … Continue reading Lessons in Letting Go & Giving Up
For those who have been wondering, my journey has continued to Hydra, or Idra (pronounced ee-dra in Greek). I am attending a week long writer's retreat. This island defies description and, so, I am taking the time to add some photos for you. Enjoy!
This entire journey has been like following in the footsteps of Paul backwards. I began in Ephesus. Scholars say Paul wrote his last known letter to Timothy while he was imprisoned awaiting his death. Timothy was stationed at Ephesus when Paul wrote to him. At the end of his life, Paul poured out his heart … Continue reading On Traveling Backwards
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.I will say to the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Psalms 91:1-2 (NIV) The word of the day while traveling from Pamukkale, … Continue reading Refuge
The threshold, "evokes the spirit of resistance we must pass through on our risky journey from all we've known to all that's unknown. It's the first step toward renewal" (Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage). When venturing out into the world, we must first cross the threshold. Of course, there is the seemingly innocuous front … Continue reading Crossing the Threshold
Last week, our kids participated in Jersey Day at their school to show support to the Humboldt Broncos. They are only five years old, but somehow they understood the magnitude of this tragic event and the importance of paying respect. Now, true confession... we don't own one hockey jersey between the four of us! **insert … Continue reading Humboldt Strong
Inspire. Create. Bloom. These are my three words for 2018. They are the guideposts that will help me focus my efforts throughout the year.
Sometimes God calls us to seasons of dormancy so we can come to life again once the harshness of winter has past.