new home.

December 21, 2010


thanks to my incredible husband, i now have a new blog address. check it out & follow me there! some exciting announcements coming in the next few weeks… Love Wins

Posted in: Uncategorized

your hand, your heat, your love.

December 16, 2010


sometimes it happens unexpectantly. a surprise text, a firm embrace, a caught glance across the room…it only takes a brief second, and i’ve fallen in love with you all over again. my insides turn topsy-turvy, my lips part with that sudden intake of breath, my hands instinctively reach for yours so i can feel your heat […]

Posted in: fluttering pulses

give clean water.

December 15, 2010


it was hot that day. i sat outside the church with adah and rose, their laughter ricocheting off the steel walls of the school. i was showing them pictures of russ’ cooking from my iPhone and they were tickled that a man did the cooking in my household. my mind was elsewhere. on the way […]

Posted in: Africa, Compassion

joy in the morning.

December 13, 2010


sometimes, fresh starts come when you least expect it. last week, when i posed a question on twitter about hope vs. skepticism, a response came quickly from someone who rarely speaks with me. i asked how do you remedy the loss of hope. he replied, “read your Bible & ask God to teach you to […]

Posted in: Faith, Questions


December 10, 2010


i don’t have many words today. yesterday was one of the hardest days i’ve experienced in quite awhile. and as i was drifting off into sleep, i realized much of what used to bring me hope now just leaves me skeptical. i posted the question on twitter: how do i fix this? how do i […]

Posted in: Faith, Questions

orphan hope.

December 8, 2010


listen. there’s something i want to tell you. you need to know i’m really, really excited about this. in february, russ & i will be traveling to nw arkansas for the !deacamp: orphan hope. we’ve been trying to get to !deacamps since they started two years ago in california. our friend charles lee, networker extraordinaire, […]

Posted in: !Corphan, Community

sing in faith.

December 7, 2010


sometimes, moments in life give us a glimpse of heaven. joy bursts through every fiber of our earthly being and it’s not enough to stumble over words in order to explain how He’s provided or come through in a moment of need. sometimes, situations around us just overwhelm. sickness, family issues, debt, insecurities, loss of […]

Posted in: Faith


December 2, 2010


Over the past few weeks, one of the constants getting me through has been the knowledge of a few prayer warriors approaching the throne on my behalf. I’d shoot a text message or email or a half-hearted whisper in the midst of a stress-induced situation, and immediately I’d feel peace. I’d like to do the […]

Posted in: Community, Prayer

in wait.

November 29, 2010


it’s hard to know where to even begin. a couple weeks ago, i walked away from this space so we could better understand playing in the pain. i wanted us to dwell – to sit and ponder with each other the significance of disquietude in our own lives. i cannot truly express how grateful i […]

Posted in: Faith

sovereignty not circumstance

November 24, 2010


Russ & I met Lee through our trip to Kenya – although he came to capture the stories on film, we soon realized he had other talents: witty banter in the mornings, obscure pop culture references & just being “hood”. More important than any of these though would be his persistence in covering our team […]