Category Hope

Broken Path, Beautiful Colors

This morning I was snuggled up against the shoulder of my husband on our couch, curtains pulled wide so that I could watch the sun rise over the horizon out our picture window. I didn’t do it because I had already seen something wonderful out the windows.  What I saw was a muddy brown field […]

Love Letter to the Fearful Who Want to Flee

“My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me. I said, ‘Oh that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. I would flee far away and stay in the desert; I […]

God’s Strength & Goodness in Suffering

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2 (NIV) I would not choose to walk through waters, to pass […]

Steadily Waiting Through the Struggles

Tapping a foot, leg bouncing, chair rocking, drumming fingers, restless fidgeting, pacing the floor, sweeping scrolls through social media, flipping through pages without reading text, and over-dramatic sighs. Have you ever done any of these while waiting?  Are these the things that someone who is steadily waiting would do? When we experience any type or […]

The Other Side

Have you ever been in a circumstance where you wished you could give the person you were interacting with a glimpse of what it felt like to be you?  A new understanding, deeper compassion, richer revelation, or maybe just a clue what it is like from the other side? When I was young my grandfather told […]