For good

In the marriage of God’s omnipotence and humanity’s free will, life is… messy and mundane, profound and perplexing, gut-wrenching and maddening, delightful and joyful ugly and beautiful. When life gets hard, the tides creep high and all we can do is ask, “why?”, it is hard to believe that good can come from that which…

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…

Entwined

Lord, Give us the imagination to dream and catch glimpses of the life you intend for us to live. Show us how our individual lives are entwined with those around us, and help us to live so truly together that we embody your good news in this world. Amen. // Common Prayer

Celebrate 40 // Day 19

In 25 days, I celebrate the beginning of my fourth decade on this planet & all that God has in store for me. For each day heading towards my birthday, I thought I would write a wish or desire for my forties. I have thoroughly enjoyed my thirties and I know God has even more…

Pay attention

Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. – Mary Oliver

Still God

Originally posted on Kimisloved.net // Living Loved:
Everyone look! Come and see the breathtaking wonders of our God. For he brings both ruin and revival. He’s the one who makes conflicts end throughout the earth, breaking and burning every weapon of war. Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see…

The Summer Day

As summer seems to be drifting away with back-to-school sales, the sounds of children bustling to school and parents scrambling to get everyone where they need to be… I want to hold on to summer with both hands until the day the air shifts and autumn reveals herself. Who made the world? Who made the…

Joy & sadness

Today was one of those days when joy and sadness crash into each other, and create a place of softening and empathy and connection. A family friend’s Celebration of Life(funeral) was this morning & will be one remembered for a long time; a friend lost her father after an eight month battle with cancer; one…

He is with you

I have a recurring conversation with a coworker about how we do not understand how people do life without God.  This conversation has become more frequent over the last few months as her father has gone through cancer treatments and I have gone through  my mom’s recent passing. We just had one of those conversations…

Peace

“…before setting off in the direction of the Underground station, Maisie looked back and considered the many houses that seemed so ordinary on the outside—yet inside their shells lingered untold human sadness. ‘May they know peace,’ she whispered, and went on her way.” May you know peace as you go through unspoken sadness, difficulties and…