Walking Through Mud

My best friend and I had waited an entire year to attend this giant summer family music festival. We had saved our money, planned all of the travel details and bought a few new outfits for this long weekend event. Walking the two miles from our hotel to the festival grounds, we were so excited…

Wait On and Wait For?

The waiting is the hardest part Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part… Tom Petty isn’t wrong. Actually, this song pops into my head any time I’m in a WAITING period of life. What are you waiting for? Medical tests to…

Light it up Blue

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, AND it’s Royals baseball season. So many reasons to Light it up Blue! Is there a person living with autism in your life? Some of my favorite people on this planet have shown me the width and depth of life…and they also were on the autism spectrum. May we…

Is church worth it?

I have this saying…There are a million reasons to leave a church, but there are always a million and ONE (+) reasons to stick with it. Being a part of a church community can be really hard… It can be hard to find your place, to fit in. It can take FOREVER to not get…

Comfort Chili and Climbing Mountains

Living like Jesus is risky. Jesus… loved the unloved did not equate his value to the rise of “likes” and “hearts” by strangers on Social Media was a poor, oppressed man of color who listened more than He spoke was driven to call out systems of injustice and not cower when challenged was holy, the…

Making Room for God

Remember last week when I talked about Lent, a time for setting aside distractions/time-takers to focus on drawing nearer to God? Well, I found one way to make room for God…literally making more room (space) in my home for time with God! 40 Bags in 40 Days Thanks to this awesome idea, we can declutter…