Category: courage

my umbrella for 2013

In many ways, I am happily leaving 2012 behind. In other ways, I’m scared for what this means for 2013. My first two years in vocational full-time ministry have been painful. They’ve been a struggle. But I have never loved Jesus more in my…

Trust

A friend of mine recently got married, and she said something very intriguing to me when she described the feelings she had on her wedding day. She said, “There was this part of me that wasn’t ready to let go of my parents, because…

A Word from the Lord

It’s my last semester of seminary, so that means job hunting. Yuck. But I found a job description excited me. So I called the church and talked to the senior pastor. He went to seminary with friends of mine from college. His wife is…

Breathe In Breathe Out

I walked outside this morning, bundled up in a couple of sweatshirts, my coat, a scarf and my slippers. It was 6am and I sat on the porch swing hanging *under* our porch. I started to swing. I watched a few lone cars traveling…

Why Be Vulnerable?

I’m good a keeping people at arms length. I’m fully aware of how this isn’t healthy behavior, but over years and years of getting hurt, I’ve found keeping people at arms length to be my survival technique. My fear of being hurt can be…

It’s funny what affects us…

What a great way to start my day. Carlos, over at ragamuffinsoul.com posted last night about leaving his great and wonderful job aa Creative Programming Director at Buckhead Church. So, I’m going through my reader this morning, see the post and so I head…

Initiating

I’ve discovered something about myself recently that feels insurmountable. I’ve been taking a class on Wednesday nights at my church on the book The Peacemaker by Ken Sande. As we finished up the book as a class, the last time we spent together was…