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February 11, 2014


“What are you thankful for?” The question is asked frequently. We pause to consider. We remember the blessings. We reflect on the enjoyment of family. Health. […]
February 3, 2014


The other day I was journaling, pressing in to discover the source of a general feeling of heaviness, an unnamed restlessness. My investigative journalism yielded a […]
January 13, 2014

How are you feeling today?

How did you grow up feeling about your feelings? Did you get listened to, affirmed, allowed to feel whatever was inside? Or were you shamed, put […]
January 7, 2014

More than we can handle

“Well, I know the Bible says that God never gives us more than we can handle.” I have heard it so many times, often after a […]
January 2, 2014

Purpose in Pain?

Pain has a way of getting our attention and forcing us to slow down, sometimes it even forces us to take a serious break from our normal routine […]
December 27, 2013


Romans 8:35, 37 (NLT) “Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love?  Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, […]
December 12, 2013

Looking for Joy

Grabbing my finger, the little two-year-old, so full of excitement, pulled with determination. “Where is Joy hiding this morning, Abigail?” “Doy, Gramma, Doy!” Sure enough, she […]
November 26, 2013

God, Boundaries, and Thankfulness

Tonight is the last night of the Boundaries course that I have been co-facilitating with Stephanie here at the House.  It has been such a worthwhile […]
November 12, 2013

I Can’t Do This!

We know the story well. Jesus had just come to the end of a 40-day fast in the desert where the devil had come to him […]