Messed Up

I’ve had the privilege to intern under, for the last year, a woman who defines the term “living in grace”. Each week when she speaks to the women of the church I am in awe, not only of how she relates to them, but of how God uses her in so many areas of her […]

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Mad World

Years ago my friend Russ drug me to the movie theater to see the movie The Beach. It was not a good movie, nor one I enjoyed. I did, however, appreciate the extremely formidable question it posed to my heart. How far would I go to get what I want? How far would any of […]

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The Life You Saved

I’ve mentioned my best friend Lindsey a few times before. She’s in the Philippines, counseling young women who are abandoned, orphaned, sold into sex slavery, or have suffered other serious abuses from friends and family members. How she does it day after day…. only God can give a person that kind of strength. She sent […]

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Chiseling Away

For the past several weeks, God’s been doing a funny thing to me. It started with a surprising incident – during a time of worship that I wasn’t leading. He makes all things good was the line in the song that stuck out for me, brought me to my knees and filled my eyes with […]

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Hold Me Jesus

Last night on my way to rehearsal I heard a remake of an old classic on the radio. Well, sometimes my lifeJust don’t make sense at allWhen the mountains look so bigAnd my faith just seems so small So hold me Jesus, ’cause I’m shaking like a leafYou have been King of my gloryWon’t You […]

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Dry Land

I spend a lot of time during my day thinking about God. In fact, most of the time that’s all I do. Think. And I think I’ve managed to substitute thinking about God for communicating with God. I read books about God, blog posts about God, sometimes I even write about God. I pray for […]

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Diva Meltdown Week

As a once self-proclaimed pop-culture junkie, I’ve stopped keeping up with a lot of it in my old age. There really is too much to do, and there are much betters ways to spend my time than trying to feign interest in E!’s Daily Top Ten. (I do occasionally enjoy The Soup, though, probably because […]

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Just Breathe

I’m scared. Nope. I take that back. I’m terrified. I don’t know why it just hit me this weekend. Probably because I’ve been looking for housing options up in Minnesota, trying to figure out how this going back to school thing is going to work. The academic part I’m not worried about… but being 10 […]

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Digging my way out

It’s been a complicated couple of weeks for me. 1.) I applied to seminary – and I allowed the application process to drag on and on. The personal statement hitting on 4 major points in under two pages was a bit of an issue for me. I think part of it was just wanting to […]

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please, please, please

Why do we feel the need to apologize for not being enough? (…this is not a rhetorical question, btw.)

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