Category: reconciliation

i was wrong [portrait of an apology]

It’s hard to be remembered for something you did wrong. I’m sure a lot of people in the public eye feel this way… presidents, artists, CEOs. When you’ve filled your life with a lot of rights (and a lot of wrongs) it’s hard to…

heartbreak and the example of Christ

My new place of employment has a unofficial tag line. “No drama… no avoidance.” Things are dealt with honestly and directly, and any drama is not tolerated. It’s taken me awhile to adjust to this kind of environment. And I suspect it will take…

the beauty and the mess of grace

I’ve been thinking about this word a lot lately.   Do you remember that scene in Evan Almighty when Morgan Freeman is talking to Noah’s wife and he says to her, “If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does…

reach

he reached down to me i tried to reach up that didn’t work what makes more sense… him lowering himself reaching for me or for me to actually reach him? my arms are too short yet still i reach swatting away his arm more…

pragmatism and the lavish love of God

I grew up on a farm. That doesn’t mean much in my life now, for I’ve always been a city kind of girl. My mom made sure there was more than just farm culture in my life growing up and I have fond memories…

Being the Better Person

I had a friend back in college who blew up at me once – and it was for something pretty silly. He was mad that the costume designer in the play we were both in wouldn’t sew a button on his shirt. I was…

Small Victories

I had lunch Friday with an old friend I haven’t been in touch with for about three years. He’s one of the first friends I made in this town after I moved here, and we lived in the same building for 5 years. Far…