Our Beautiful Beginning

Our Beautiful Beginning

  I want to push you, gently but sure. Not in the way that bruises knees and pride but in the way a mama bird nudges her lovies out of the nest. She knows they’re capable of doing so much more, that they only need a little encouragement. Mama knows they’ll soon...

Holiday Haikus: Merry Christmas! Edition

Holiday Haikus: Merry Christmas! Edition

I'm traveling over Christmas, a first-of-a-kind for our family.   Two and a half years ago, my daughter joined an urban leadership fellowship with CrossPurpose in Denver, Colorado. At the end of her fellowship, she was offered - and accepted - a permanent...

Holiday Haikus: The Christmas Mug Edition

Holiday Haikus: The Christmas Mug Edition

Tiny things have always made me happy.   Oh, I don't know the why of it--is it necessary to always dissect the whys of things? I just know that miniatures fascinate me. If they had been around when I was a little, Polly Pockets and My Little Ponies would have...

God is Working in the Waiting

God is Working in the Waiting

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 I remember it like it was yesterday, when a new-to-me speaker posed a question that burrowed under my skin like a chigger in the heat of summer -- "Are you the kind of person who walks into a room and...

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