Browsing All posts tagged under »Faith«


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 […]

play in the pain

October 14, 2010


The other day, a student who graduated last year stopped by to see me. From the moment he entered the room, I knew something was different. His eyes darted around & he had difficulty standing [or sitting] still. “Hey. I just wanted to come say hi because I haven’t seen you in forever.” It was […]


May 7, 2010


5:15 came early this morning. I did my daily routines: brushing, yawning, coughing, sneezing, changing, yawning, drinking, reading, writing… I missed something, though. Unable to place my finger on it, I wrote longer than normal in my prayer journal – begging God for guidance and wisdom. Just move in me – through me – I […]

prone to wander

April 12, 2010


when i was younger, my family had a pool. it wasn’t fancy – one of those above ground barely over four feet deep kinda pools. but some of my sweetest memories of my father are in that pool. every weekend we spent swimming together as a family – my mom perched on a float, her […]

thin places: red dirt faith

February 10, 2010


her elbows merging with my own on her way down, the rocks digging into my skin when we hit the ground, the look on her sister’s face when she realized she was having another seizure – i remember it all. i was 17, fresh out of high school, and in the jungles of Haiti. i […]

a year ago…

January 26, 2010


this time last year Russ & I were going through a rough time. God was calling us to a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him – one that required trust and faith. this is what I wrote one night and it’s so similar to what we’re facing today  – I thought I’d share. i don’t […]


January 12, 2010


First, watch this: You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry. defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more. Psalm 10:17-18 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to […]


January 10, 2010


I’m sitting here, staring at my dog sleeping on our huge chair he’s claimed as his own, and I can’t help but wonder – Man I wish I could blink my eyes and it be next year – I’ll be skinnier. Healthier. Russ will have a job and we won’t be biting our nails about […]

i just need simple

January 2, 2010


we all need a fresh start every once in awhile. and that’s why, in the spirit of “happy-new-year” and “let’s-make-a-list-of-goals-we-very-well-may-never-accomplish” I decided to give this blog a bit of a makeover. because here’s the deal. life has gotten too complicated. i need simple. i need reminders of his faith and goodness. the new picture? in […]

ragged edges

December 31, 2009


I wrote this almost a year ago – and here I am – in the exact same place. I pray this next year brings Russ and I into deeper and more authentic relationships. And that we finally find a community of believers who want to do life with us. Ragged Edges. That’s a good description […]