Guest posting, Struggle

Living Behind The Fence

The other evening I sat down on the front stoop and watched a flock of Canadian geese fly overhead, while my kids scattered themselves down the street, making new friends with the neighbors. They’d been recruited for an impromptu soccer game happening up the street, in the common area between a couple of houses, an invitation…

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Hope, Struggle, Worship

Looking For The Light

A few weeks back I attended a funeral for a white man, a husband, father of four, who was brutally murdered by a black man. A white man, one of the grieving,  took his 5 minutes intended to honor the departed, and used it to preach the gospel of American politics. He stood up there in front of…

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Struggle

God Redeems Our Pasts

This post contains an affiliate link. Thanks for your support.  If I’ve learned anything during God’s constant refining of me, it’s that God redeems our pasts. Just because something has happened already, does not mean God cannot go into that space in our lives, and in our memories, and heal us. No part of our…

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Struggle, Surrender

When You’re Drowning

Doubt can feel like the deep end of the ocean. I was 14 the summer I got lost in the waves. I nearly drown that summer, in the rip curling waves of the Atlantic. It wasn’t red-flag day but the tide was strong enough, and the undercurrent deceptive and fierce. I wasn’t far from shore when…

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Struggle

When You’re Convinced There’s No Time

“Hurry up!” I urge. I’m going a thousand miles an hour and still I cannot get it all done. School’s in session, we’re swinging hard and fast from the rafters already–it’s only September. It’s already September. I realize at lunch time I haven’t had a drop to drink since my morning coffee. I’m thirsty for…

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Dreams, Obedience, Struggle, Surrender

Because God Knows Better

I don’t know why God works the way he does. I write lines and pages trying to work it all out–what He’s saying to me, where He’s taking me. But the truth is, sometimes, I just don’t know. God seems totally fine with this arrangement in this current season, though for me, it’s more of…

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