“In the beginning, God created…” Genesis 1:1. He willed so we are. Just that one thing. Nothing done on our part. We simply became because He willed us into being – and for an illogical reason. Yes illogical. We serve an illogical God. Because, according to human wisdom creating beings that will doubt you and disobey you … More Willed

paper houses

This word “security” surfaced in the rough, choppy waves of my thoughts this past week. and that verse that says, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the Name of the LORD our God” (Ps. 20:7, ESV). We have this false sense of security founded on our homes, jobs, status, … More paper houses

note to self

when people who don’t know you tell you what to do with your life, know that you’re learning more about what they value in life than what you should do with yours my plan ruined is simply God perfecting it God has never once resorted to “plan B.” and He’s not about to start now … More note to self

when they ask

“So … what do you do?” “What three words describe you best?” “Where do you want to be ten years from now?” and then I have to slow down. pause. stop. . . . and ask, “What in the world am I doing?!” and, “Where is this really going?” and, “What is really important to me?” … More when they ask


I’ll just say it right up front: this post was “inspired” by Caitlyn Jenner’s story. But this is not another post about Caitlyn Jenner. This is about all of us. Yesterday I finally read Vanity Fair’s article and skimmed their interview of Jenner. And I was a bit startled – maybe more than I should have been – … More Whole

life here and now

So the problem with being busy and not having (or making) the time to blog more frequently is that tons of ideas and possibilities for posts accumulate … and I’m left with the decision of what I feel most inclined to write about (because reading something I wrote that I wasn’t at least semi passionate … More life here and now

breathe deeply

do it. take a deep breath. exhale. repeat. slow down for a moment or two. be intentional. personally, I’ve found taking a minute or two to breath deeply is so freeing. and, no, it’s not meditation … at least not the emptying- the-mind-kind. it’s selective thinking. or “taking every thought captive” if you’d like. Oh, there … More breathe deeply

take the risk

The riskiest thing I can do is be myself being like Christ. living for Christ in my own unique way. taking the risk of not meeting everyone’s expectations. taking the risk of looking insane or like a failure in order to fill the spot God has for me. I am called to live for Christ and live like Christ, but in my … More take the risk