You can run…but you can’t hide

Rocks. I mentioned some of them in my last post. Those I threw into the ocean of surrender. And those I threw at cars when younger. Yes. My brother and I were often bored on our little street growing up. If we were not yelling across the street for our cousins to come out and [...]

Making peace with the Proverbs 31 woman

I have always had a love/hate relationship with the Proverbs 31 woman. I had a desire to be this Biblical gold standard, but then at other times, it seemed to be another standard I could just never live up to. I mean, really. Come on. She finds wool and flax, and spins it (v 13); [...]

“I’m fine.” But is that the truth?

I wrote a post recently about truth. In it I shared the importance of telling the truth to those we love. As I thought more after I posted it, and after I reflected on truth some more in the passing days, I thought about this: Are we telling the truth to ourselves? What about the [...]

WWJD: Just tell the truth already

Love does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 1 Corinthians 13:6, NLT Have you known someone, then found out later that they hid things about themselves? Left you wondering if they were really who they seemed to be? Why they didn't think you could hold space for their truth? Or [...]

The Messy Middle

There is a place I dread visiting these days. For anyone navigating this stage of parenting, you must know this place. It is hidden behind a door in our home. I know who is there. Problem is...I never know what is there. Meaning, I never know what mess I will find. Are those clothes on [...]

One Word: Hope

"This just doesn't seem fair. Now our insurance may go up because she decided to lie?" "Sorry, hun. Now it's a matter of principle. This time I filed a claim purely for justice sake. I am not paying for the damage she caused. I am not paying for her to lie and get away with [...]

Your “good” name

A good name is to be chosen over great wealth. Proverbs 22:1 "Oh, you're January!" This could be a statement that fills you with a sense of dread. Hmmm...what did they mean by that? Thankfully this time, the comment was made in the local Starbucks that I frequently visit many mornings. The one that knows [...]

My mess. Your mess. His power.

Spring break. A glorious week away from school. From paperwork. Time to sleep in. Enjoy life with the ones I love. And get away from the demands of home. We meticulously planned each detail of our small trip away. Each day had adventures sure to please the picky fella that would be coming along with [...]

Let’s Be Honest

The king is pleased with words from righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly. Proverbs 16:13 The boy above...the one with the laughing eyes, cool as a cucumber demeanor, and mile wide grin also happens to be the example of brutal honesty. Honest to a fault at times. Honest enough to even get himself [...]