Yesterday I drove to the beach. It was mid afternoon and the rain had just stopped, though the sky was still heavy and grey with low-hanging clouds. The air was warm and sweet, and the sand damp beneath my toes. I plopped myself down onto a rock and watched the water roll in and out. Small waves … [Read more...] about Tides of Intimacy With God
My sister-in-law gave me a YETI brand name travel mug because she knew I couldn’t go a day without coffee. When I wake up, I sip coffee from it and drink deep from my Bible—two stimulants that keep me going and my energy high. I’m spending a lot of time lately with my Bible and my YETI mug. … [Read more...] about Our Daily Cup
Recently, I had a fight with my husband over something. It doesn’t matter what—in this case, I had been wronged. (There are lots of times when I have wronged him in our marriage as well. Obviously.) I woke up at 4:00 in the morning, steaming. Finally, I sat up in bed. My husband woke and asked if … [Read more...] about Racism and Repentance
My high school physics teacher was always better off topic. Don’t get me wrong. His physics mattered and had a real energy. Yet the man’s exceptional capacity to tell a good story about his college pranks and his eccentric professors had a greater pull on us. We ambushed him with questions … [Read more...] about Live Your Story
This a time like no other that we are living in. I know for some people this has been a blessed relief from their usual busyness and hectic schedules, but for others it has been a stressful and demanding time. I heard someone say that we are all in the same storm together, but we are not in the same … [Read more...] about Green Meadows and Peaceful Streams
These are unusual times. Or maybe these times are highlighting usual truths that are not usually noticed. Crisis has a way of pinpointing troubles and triumphs, deep in the heart, unheeded. It’s not the first time I’ve been in crisis. It’s not the second. But I find each new time I’m at a … [Read more...] about Prison or Palace?