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i wake up some mornings

I wake up some mornings, ask Jesus for encouragement in this crazy world. Ask for a way to stay centered, not get distracted by cynicism and accusation and apathy and bitterness. For affirmation. For the words to pray, for faith to pray big prayers. He always shows up, in amazing ways. I have learned to … Continue reading

my thoughts on effective ministry: where you are is where i’m free

I notice often, in America where I live, that the simplicity of following Jesus is sort of misunderstood. It is not that his words are hard to understand, most of them anyway (because some of them are quite mysterious and cryptic), or that, once you feel his presence, you don’t want to feel it again daily, or that … Continue reading

my thoughts on effective ministry: the morning slowly brightens

The morning slowly brightens, from black to gray to bright, and I am sitting in my room readying myself for the day. This day is busy. All of them are in the current season. My children are getting older and involved in more. We homeschool, which takes up a good chunk of each day. I … Continue reading

it is not always that we feel who God is

It is not always that we feel who God is, close to Him and inspired. Sometimes I feel a million miles away. Sometimes I am a star in His orbit, burning coldly in the dark, with light years in between. I have noticed that this is a seasonal distance, something that drops on my soul … Continue reading

the road to everglades national park

The road to Everglades National Park, from where we live, about 4 hours north, is busy the weekend after New Year’s. I am internally humming, staring out the window while my husband drives, noting cars of German make (the closer we get to Miami) and palms and southern Florida’s lush green landscape and crops, as … Continue reading

there are people

There are people God has put in our lives just to teach us to listen more and speak less. There are others who teach us to speak up, and redeem the moments. Our stories and relationships are a tapestry of good lessons, if we will study them. We have children and parents and siblings and … Continue reading