what to do when you’re inside the gate & dying to color outside of the lines

I’m living with a lot of guilt right now. Who am I to be the one with white skin and not marginalized? Who am I to not be the girl that was stolen out of her bed and taken away? Who am I to be the one born in the United States where I don’tContinue reading “what to do when you’re inside the gate & dying to color outside of the lines”

choosing to be present.

Present is my “word” for 2020. I hesitated to even declare a word over my year because, frankly, God will do whatever He wants. I might make my word “quiet” and He’ll crank up the volume. I might make my word “joy” and be met by the deepest depression of my lifetime. It’s true. Regardless ofContinue reading “choosing to be present.”

what i read in february

This month puts my tally to seven books so far this year! I am passionate about each of these books on my shelf this month. The common threads, unintentionally, have been solitude, idolatry, technology addiction, pressing against lies, ministering with compassion. These books have made me wonder why people don’t read and how in the worldContinue reading “what i read in february”

december reads. 

Here it is, friends.  The books that are bringing my list of 2015 reads to an end.    25. When I Don’t Desire God by John Piper. “ …it is a good fight because we are not left to our own strength in the fight.” I cannot say enough good words about When I Don’t DesireContinue reading “december reads. “