what I’ve been reading: the hundred story home

I wasn’t sure I wanted to sign up for reading a book about homelessness. I thought it might just make me feel guilty. How glad I am to be wrong about The Hundred Story Home. This book is the story of one woman’s reluctant obedience to a God she wasn’t even sure was real. This…

daily rhythms.

I’m working to create more rhythms for us. My heart needs daily reminders of what is good and true, and I want those built into our day. These three little books are how we have been starting off our mornings lately. In Aaron Niequist’s excellent new book, The Eternal Current, he talks about talking about…

learning to love my anger.

Have you ever had the Lord show you the same truth again and again? At first, it showed up in a book, but then there it was again in a podcast, and then in my writing group. And again in another book. I try hard to listen with this happens. I don’t want to dismiss…

what I’ve been reading: August 2018

When God’s Ways Make No Sense “Counterfeit Christianity has its appeal. It assures me that the good I want is the good God will do. I can therefore trust God for the outcome I pray for. Genuine Christianity tells me something different. I can pray for the good I want. God will hear me, and…

5 things for 5 years: fully seen.

We just celebrated our anniversary this July. I can hardly believe it’s been five years; five full years that feel overflowing with the hard and good, grace and suffering, joy and grief, dreams buried and dreams come true. Five years feels significant in a way I wanted to celebrate and reflect on. I love lists,…

5 things for 5 years: the weight of a name

We just celebrated our anniversary this July. I can hardly believe it’s been five years; five full years that feel overflowing with the hard and good, grace and suffering, joy and grief, dreams buried and dreams come true. Five years feels significant in a way I wanted to celebrate and reflect on. I love lists,…