The Wonder of Courage

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” –G. K. Chesterton Okay, not another “war” post about fighting, Kristin. Seriously. We get the analogy already. Sorry, I write from my experiences, and wherever my heart is, I explore (even if the […]

Weapons of War: Fighting the Enemy of Destruction

Sunday, June 11th, my middle child takes the plunge–quite literally–and testifies to his whole church community that he is a believer. His willingness to act in courageous obedience defies his personality and also activates questions in his younger brother. Throughout this week, Corbin and I have dialogued about Jesus and salvation and Heaven and all […]

How to Respond to the “Unhealed”

This Tuesday I wrestled through one of my migraines. Nasty, hateful buggers, they are. As I’ve said before, “bad headache” doesn’t begin to cover the pain associated with one. Nausea, sensitivity to light and inability to move captures more the essence of the beast. Regretfully, I texted my mentor, “I’m not going to be able […]

What’s Truth Got to Do With It?

“Nearly three out of four Americans say there is no such thing as ultimate, or absolute, truth. And the numbers don’t look much better among those who claim to follow Jesus. In a society where ultimate truth is treated like a fairy tale, an outdated idea or even an insult to human intelligence, the motto […]

Interview with TBYT

I recently had the privilege of interacting with Kimberly Taylor, the creator and author of Take Back Your Temple. She posed these questions to me: 1. What are your favorite scriptures that help you manage your emotions and why? 2. What are 3 of your best tips to help others manage their emotions in Godly ways? […]

Out with the Annual; In with the Perennial

In front of our house, equally spaced apart, sit three massive pots. Last year my man planted gorgeous knock-out roses that bloomed all season. Unfortunately, when the weather turned warm again, the dormant bushes stayed brown. After a few weeks of no production, I decided to replace them with something green and beautiful. I perused […]

The Influence of This One Name

Matthew 8:27: The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?” You know the power of hearing your full name: whether a parent reprimands or a friend lovingly teases, we know the influence of hearing our name. Imagine the first time you heard your […]

What I learned at 3:00 am

I inherited several incredible traits from my father, but I would gladly disconnect one genetic wire. Like my dad, I suffer severe migraines when I ingest MSG (aka: monosodium glutamate/ aka: Satan’s toxin). This white powder enhances the flavor of food and hides behind many other labels (even “spice” or “flavorings”), actually damaging brain cells. […]