Category Courage

The Gift of a Response

Words.  I love words.  I delight in their sound, their definitions, and their histories.  I adore them strung together in harmonious poetry and harrowing stories of prose.  I am captivated by the way they encapsulate memories for future reminiscing. Most of all I am in awe of the power of words, in particular the power […]

With Jesus, I’ve Got What I Need

Seven years ago today my daughter Zoey, who was 5 years old at the time, was baptized.  It was an incredible celebration as she outwardly displayed what was going on inside of her, with an awe inspiring maturity of faith.         While it would be easy to assume that at the tender […]

Calming Joy for the Anxious Mom

On Monday, June 4th, I sent this message to a dear friend of mine, “It’s much easier to say God loves our kids & has great plans for them when you hold them as little ones.  It is much harder to take your hands off and let them go walk in their journey.” On the […]

Press On, Precious Pilgrim

What do you imagine pilgrims to be like? Have you ever thought of yourself as a pilgrim? Are you picturing settlers big black hats with brown buckles eating a thanksgiving feast with the ship called the Mayflower floating in the background?   Or are you envisioning a backpack clad traveler journeying through foreign lands surrounded […]

Midnight Rendezvous with Dawn

It was not a romantic interlude underneath the crisp starlight skies.  It was not a late night of conversation, tears, and laughter with friends.  No tonight my midnight rendezvous was with a sink full of soapy water and a counter of dishes that had stacked up over the past two days. Yes, at 12:24am I […]