Coming home

Coming home. At the end of a vacation or trip away to camp, you’re supposed to feel satisfied, like you had a wonderful time but are ready to come home. Coming home is supposed to feel like bringing your heart back to where it belongs. It’s supposed to be the …

More real to me

One of the most pressing questions we often have about things in life is Is it real? When we are scared, we want to know if the threat is real. When we are presented with a new idea or a crazy sounding story, we demand to see the evidence before we …

As he leads me

Life is busy, always so busy, that it seems if I want a moment to be still, I have to make one. I must hew my quietness, my solitude, out of the whirlwind of life. Sometimes this threatens my ability to function well, as it is so difficult to find …

When you cannot see

“Trust the God you cannot see to faithfully accomplish what only He can see.” — Andy Gleiser Sometimes, this life just doesn’t seem to make much sense, does it? When we’re in the middle of the muck, we can’t see anything except all the mire that surrounds us. We have no …

Intentional rest

A lot’s been going on in my life as of late. (Since that last post, I’ve become a shift leader at Chick-fil-A as well…as you can probably imagine, this adds a fair amount of craziness.) But is that really anything new? Often there’s so much going on that I forget all …

Love that overcomes

Does it ever occur to you that the foundation of the story of the world is love? Love was carried on the breath of God as He spoke the world into being. He formed each aspect of it with tender care. Love was perfect bliss in the garden of Eden, …

Beauty in every moment

The funny thing about moments is they don’t often stick around. Half the time, by the time we notice something is a moment, it’s gone. The other half the time, it seems, we’re caught up wishing we could make it last forever. What would it look like to live recognizing each moment …