To be held

There are moments when life feels so heavy and burdensome, and we realize we’ve been trying to carry everything on our own. We do not often notice life’s weight until it’s too much to bear. Then the question comes, “why have I been trying to carry it?” I had a moment like this last evening….

Reconciliation

So much of this life we live is about reconciliation. To be reconciled to friends, those who have wronged us or we have wronged, and ultimately, to be reconciled to Jesus Christ. On this day, the anniversary of the senseless killing of George Floyd, I meditate on this word. I pray conviction for what I…

Love is not

โ€œLove isnโ€™t a state of perfect caring. To love someone is to accept that person exactly the way he or she is right here and now.โ€ // Mister Rogers

To the Point // The debate

Being kind is not trivial. Listening matters. Thinking before you speak is always appropriate. No matter who you are intending to vote for or what topics matter most, we can all agree last night’s presidential debate was awful. I do not know who wins in an all-out chaotic battle of incoherent words, bullying, and throwing…

A reminder to breathe

Oh 2020… So much feels out of control. Overwhelmed is a stop on our daily errand run. Priorities shift like sand through our fingers. With precariousness abounding, one simple yet profound reminder that I must put out into the world today is… to breathe! It seems we are collectively holding our breath these days. We…

Weary on my knees

This past week has been brutal. With the compounding of the fatigue from quarantine regulations, grief of loss during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the uncertainty of a second wave and the desire for some kind of contented normalcy, what was already a volatile part of our country has been lit with gasoline and blown into…

Love defined – Agape Part 1

The other day, I was reading a devotional about love, based upon the ever-famous “Love” chapter in the Bible. Even though I have read this chapter over a hundred times in my life, I broke down in tears reading a particular verse in the passage. Whether the reaction was because of this season of tightly-wound…

The weight of it all

I have been burdened today. Weighed down and so concerned about many things, cycling through the sadness, frustration and unknowns. It got to a point where I needed to press pause on the worrying, and so I began to journal about all of it. With transparency and speed, a list of cares came out of…

Say it in writing

When was the last time you received a card or an actual hand-written letter? When was the last time you sent a card or letter? When President George HW Bush passed away, there were many tributes and interviews shown on TV. One particular one I saw was about his fondness and commitment to letter writing….