[To Be Seen]

For two years she has wanted simply to be seen. For much longer than that, really, but especially since the move away from all she’d known. From all her children had known. From  being known. (Because back then and there she had been seen and known through years of friendships that felt like favorite shirts and Sunday after Sunday surrounded by the same church family and living in close proximity to actual by blood family.) So if she ever felt unknown and unseen back then and there, it felt nothing like after the move.… read more

Hope Heals is out TODAY :: #hopehealsbook

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Amid the swirling fears of the unknown and the losses stacked higher than the victories, a question kept bubbling up to the surface of my mind: Will you trust Me still? And I decided that no matter what lay ahead for us, we could not let anything obscure our view of the God who inexplicably gave us everything, even in the taking away.

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since you’ve been gone

Dad,

It’s been ten years without you here.

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No one can tell me that God doesn’t work miracles in the everyday mundane. We wondered how we’d ever make it without you – but the sun kept rising day after day and the pages of the calendar kept turning and the children keep getting taller and every bit of it is made up of miracles.… read more

a beautiful example of abiding

Therefore, my brother, who would learn to abide in Jesus, take time each day, ere you read, and while you read, and after you read, to put yourself into living contact with the living Jesus, to yield yourself distinctly and consciously to His blessed influence; so will you give Him the opportunity of taking hold of you, of drawing you up and keeping you safe in His almighty life.

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