No Pain, No Gain

Most days, my goal is to forget the past. I struggle through memories and mistakes, and fight through the emotions attached to them. I’m growing. I’m releasing my grip. I’m healing. And although the pain is sometimes unbearable, I am beginning to find comfort in it. Don’t get me wrong, there are times I can’t … Continue reading

Better than life

I caught a glimpse of His face today. I wasn’t dressed for the occasion, I hadn’t planned to meet Him, and I don’t remember what I was doing when He captured my attention. But, I saw Him. And just as quickly as He caught my eye, I suddenly knew what I should have known from … Continue reading

We’ve only glimpsed, His vast affection

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in … Continue reading

“Indulge” in His goodness

How many times a day are we forced to settle for second best? Your favorite restaurant is fresh out of pepperoni and banana pepper pizza so you’re left with only one option, the dreaded Hawaiian. The entire front parking lot is full at work so you join the “late arrivals” in the back lot by … Continue reading

God-growing List

I set out this summer with a small “God-growing list”, if you will. It’s filled with things that I have entrusted to God’s hand as I fumble through life with Him. I reached that place where mediocrity ruled my relationship with my Father. I had lost my identity in the fear and wandering of my … Continue reading

White walls aren’t white forever

I sit here in my teeny, tiny office space and stare blankly at white walls. White cabinets with white handles, a white door, and dozens of white file folders. Everything seems to blend together as the clock changes from 1:49 to 1:50 pm. My mind can’t help but wander and take me far, far away … Continue reading