Love hurts.At least real, true love does.Relentless, selfless, overpowering love does.Fierce, unstoppable, fall-to-your-knees-and-beg love does.Have you felt the sting of this love? Has your body ached from head to toe as it has been ravaged and consumed by this love?I feel it… Love that hurts. Deep breaths burning as love inhales.I love my children. My [...]
How Becoming a Pastor Made a Woman Out of Me So great to write an article for such an awesome effort for gender equality in the church, The Junia Project!
Dear Friend Who Might Not Identify with the Christian Faith, Once again, I am so embarrassed. I have to apologize. Apparently, some of us Christians still haven’t figured out what causes are worth defending and fighting for. Apparently, we still have a difficult time understanding what true justice is. Apparently, there is something we still [...]
Babies have a way of making everything softer… Voice’s edges round out. Gentler. Hands loosen to hold and nurture. Warmer. Eyes tenderize in grace. Kinder. Babies have a way of slowing everything down… Feet’s steps steady. Quieter. Breath goes in deep. Fuller. Schedules put on hold. Calmer. With unrelenting hope we softened and slowed. Hope [...]
I cup my hands as life is poured into them… Splashing. Dripping. Spilling. Gushing in. Trickling Out. Clear, smooth liquid seeps through my fingers. I tighten and clench lest none be lost as I kneel and bow and receive. And as water escapes, the smell of change permeates my home... It blows through gently like [...]
Lord,... if it's you, tell me to come out on the water. I see the fearless waves, thrashing and crashing about. Ominous sky burdened by heavy clouds. Wind whipping and flailing across my face. Thunderous strikes echoing, reverberating and overcoming. I see what's out there. I feel what's out there. Lord,... if it's you, tell [...]
Wrote this a few weeks ago, but I needed to be reminded of it today... Tonight I sit in thankfulness. It draws me in and pulls me near. The remnants of the spring day’s warmth lingers in my home. So subtle. So good. Bodies that not too long ago moved with the expressive rhythm of [...]