It began when we were experiencing conflict in a place that I’d always felt safe before. The darts were coming from both sides and I felt like I stood in the middle, redirecting arrows and praying the damage would be minimal. It wasn’t my fight, but I witnessed the whole destruction of a place my […]
Forgiveness: A Way to Prepare Him Room this Christmas
As the Christmas season begins, we look at forgiveness as a way that we can prepare Him room in our hearts.
When We Are Not Meant to Save Them
She finds a seat at the big, white table in my kitchen and I share my warmest blanket with her, a recent gift from a precious friend, because I read recently that heavy blankets calm anxieties. We both hold our cups of coffee, letting them warm our cold hands as if they could heal our […]
The One Thing that Defines Us When Our Lives Feel Fragile
When our lives have been so deeply invested in something, saying goodbye to it can hurt like the death of a loved one. Maybe it’s ok to grieve. We aren’t defined by the situations that happen to us. The world would say we are defined by the way we handle or rise above. And really? […]
Friendship, Sin, and Division: How Do We Bridge the Lines in the Sand?
Jesus, friend of sinners, I long to be more like you but truthfully, I’m struggling to follow your example. When hearts are hurting and divisions begin, sides are taken and lines are drawn in the sand. It’s natural but is it Your way, God? Teach me to love like you love because at times, my […]