A Prayer for Springtime

  Lord, teach me to be wide awake to   The soft pink petals opening on the magnolia tree  Shifting weight inside my womb as baby dances and grows Broken hearts around me, even when (especially when) they’re not worn on outer sleeves When it’s time to say yes When it’s time to say no…

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What does it mean to be seen and known by God?

In the beginning, God designed us for connection. Before He even formed man, God built a garden and provided all we could ever physically need. Can you imagine how glorious it must have been? A whole spectrum of bursting color, pure, untainted and joy-filled to behold. Lush plants and an array of fragrances from the…

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Is vulnerability worth it?

You know those dreams/nightmares of speaking in front of a classroom without your clothes, or showing up for a big presentation completely unprepared? Yikes. Talk about embarrassing and vulnerable, right? We live in a society that calls up many different definitions of the word “vulnerable,” especially depending upon context. Some view vulnerability as susceptibility to…

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Manna and Morsels

I had coffee with a friend, and we talked about the times of life where everything feels overwhelming and complex. We looked over at her sweet baby, napping in the booth next to us. We sipped on hot coffee in paper cups and talked about the seasons of life where we can’t see the path…

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