Category Archives: Relationship with God

The Clouds of Good Friday

My Grandma. The one who pinched my nose between the bones of her fingers, smiling with eyes lit and gleaming. The one who called me Shuga’. The one whose tender love was often confused with weakness. She carried Jesus in … Continue reading

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The Sweet Mercy of Spring

Traveling down roads we’ve been on before can jar the soul. They can shudder us, shut us down. Because those road have a history—our history. Driving through a painful past can keep us from our horizon dreams. We get frozen on the … Continue reading

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Tired of Looking for Answers

My husband’s a finder. Lost keys. Misplaced paperwork. Hidden toys. If I don’t know where it is, my Prince Charming will find it. When something goes missing in our home, I spend wasted hours hunting, searching, seeking. Then I get … Continue reading

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Not My Jesus

Something different. A spoken word. Because I want you to hear my heart… A very special thank you to my good friend, James Wells and my former student, Alex Bernson and Savannah Hedglin for giving up their time and talents … Continue reading

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When Our Dreams Meet Reality

I listened as the two high school seniors began to talk about college plans. Their talk turned to questions. Dorm or Apartment? Financial aide? Majors? Waves of nostalgia flowed through my memory bank as I recounted intense life changes during … Continue reading

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When I’m Tired of New Year’s Resolutions

New Year: New You. And all that jazz. I’m not one for listing New Year’s Resolutions. Partly because I fail. Every time. And who likes to set themselves up for failure? And failing is exhausting. Instead, for the last several … Continue reading

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When I’m Angry At God

Our argument was over nothing really. He had refused to quiet down so I could read his two bedtime books—always two books, every night. But on this stormy evening he lost the privilege because he couldn’t be obedient, and too … Continue reading

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Why God Whispers

You know that weight? When your world squeezes tight and leaves you gasping for air. In and out. In and out. When you feel like you can take one more single step. You’re not in the depths of depression. You’ve … Continue reading

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Because You Matter

It was ages ago. I was in the throws of a hellish middle school experience. A brushed-out perm, pink 80s glasses, and extra fluff around the middle don’t get a kid far at 13. It should also be said that … Continue reading

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When We Need to be Ready to Fight Giants

Do you ever wish you were someone else? The phrase I wish I was more like… floats through my thoughts. I pick at it. Hold it. Some days I clutch at the words, grasping to be someone I’m not. I … Continue reading

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