She innocently fluttered through my life. Only for a moment. Catching a ride on a breeze as my whole world rushed by her. Brilliant orange wings, outlined with midnight. A free creature dancing in the wind. Would she have accepted the invitation if she knew how dangerous her partner is? His gentle caresses can … More He’s not Safe, but He’s Good.
We humans really seem to despise being told what to do. I find this ironic, as we experience and submit to authority every day. Hierarchy is embedded in life, hardwired into God’s creation. In fact, I can’t think of a single thing I do that doesn’t involve some sort of organizational structure. Families, churches, companies, … More Roadblock: Authority
Light is a fascinating thing, manifesting itself in many forms and levels of intensity. The bright rays of the sun, the quiet shine of the moon, the dangerous strike of lightning, the severe exposure in an operating room. Light explodes into brilliantly distinct colors or filters into muted shades. It can be the mesmerizing glow … More The Light
I had the Word of God in the Scriptures, speaking to my soul. I had the tradition of the Church Fathers guiding my mind. I had the practices of daily prayer, sacrifice, and worship building my strength. All that was left was my heart. This post is a continuation of One Prayer, One Answer and … More Hard-wired for Truth
The path to eternity starts at the base of a mountain. From the beginning of the path, we look up towards heaven. The steep climb looks impossible. Some just never attempt it. What’s the use? Some convince themselves they can do it. They can do anything if they just try. If they want it bad … More The Plateau
Have you ever been so distracted by life that you didn’t realize where it was taking you? I have. Have you ever looked up one day and wondered how you got so buried in mistakes? Me too. Have you ever tried to stop a boulder of bad choices from barrelling down a path that you … More All it Takes is a Whisper
Note to self: You ARE capable of trusting what you cannot see. I used to really love roller coasters. Something about the anticipation that builds as I wait in line, inching closer as the mighty beast roars over my head chased by screams of panic and delight. I craved the adrenaline rush of conquering fear … More I Trust You More
We see the choice in front of us. The Lord is tugging at our hearts. He’s asking big things. It’s easy to get stuck at the crossroads. Weighing the options. Making a list of all the things that might happen if we do what He’s asking us to do. Maybe … More What If We Don’t?
God won’t give you more than you can handle. It’s a familiar phrase, one I usually lean on in times of suffering, to remind myself that it’s going to be okay. Then I heard it from a different angle – a perspective shift that has provided peace through a perfectly timed “aha moment”. God … More Understand What You Already Know
Because I said so. I never liked hearing those words when I was a child, but here I am as a parent, using them so frequently they may as well be tattooed across my forehead. I have been told I am a very patient person. I rarely raise my voice. I usually take the time … More Obey