Deep Gifts in Hard Places

Deep Gifts in Hard Places

Here’s a not-so-popular phrase we sometimes hear: “the gift of suffering”. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of seeing “suffering” and “gift” in the same sentence. That’s as outlandish as “count it all joy when you face trials.” Today I want to share with you...
Dang it… this sucks!

Dang it… this sucks!

As I pulled over to the side of the road two years ago, I knew I needed to take the call before I lost cell service on the country roads. It was my doctor calling, which was a bit concerning. I had just had some of the usual cancer screening tests, and typically the...
What I Do To Encourage My Faith

What I Do To Encourage My Faith

Years ago, I worked at a Christian school with a principal who would sometimes end her prayer with this beautiful sentence:  “May you be surprised by splashes of God’s presence this week.”  I love, love, LOVE that! Recently I had an amazing conversation with a friend...