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  • How To Not Miss Out On Your Real Life Calling

    On Wednesday, September 17 th, 2014
    When they cut the three right open and start pulling out the inner guts, there isn’t a sound in the room. They’re focused and silent and pulling at strings and ripping away at things and I wonder if I am doing any of this ridiculous thing right? Not the pumpkins, the squash — I could
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  • Half the Sky: When You’re Ready to ACT to Bring All Girls Back: The Esther Initiative

    On Wednesday, May 07 th, 2014
    So the guy with white hair spoke under half the sky, spoke under a flinging of stars. Spoke like he was made up of some star-dust from the Star-breather, some cosmic flame burning up his bones. Like he was a wide-eyed kid who caught a bit of a comet and lit. The lady beside me
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  • Why You Really Matter: An Anthem for Women

    On Monday, February 10 th, 2014
    The gorgeous woman that had stood up there on stage with the microphone? Yeah, she hikes up the side of her shirt to show the whole crowd of us how her white thigh spills thick over the elasticized waist of her pants. And I’m sitting there wanting to know what Jesus thinks of women. “I’ve been
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  • The Number 1 Way to Really Find Your Real Self

    On Thursday, October 31 st, 2013
    … as this #31Days series, Missing Him, draws to a close — something a bit different, just for today, to put us in a vertical space with Him. There’s this prayer to Him….there is just the beginning: Wherever I am, I’ll be all here, because You are I AM . You fill the present moment
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  • When You’re Missing Hope

    On Thursday, October 03 rd, 2013
    The earth’s cold under the finger nails. I dig holes with a wedge of steel and around fringes of the domed sky, the clouds scud gray. Dad had called first thing in the morning: if I had anything to do outside, today looked like the last day. Might be the last warm day to dig in
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  • When you sort of feel like you don’t belong

    On Wednesday, May 29 th, 2013
    Someone has to be that Mother. That mother who drives a full 3 hours to the border with a packed mini-van and anxious kids and creeps through a 20 minute traffic backup under the hot, beating sun, only to rifle through her wallet and look up feebly to tell the custom’s officer she doesn’t have
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  • Simply 3 Words For Every Day

    On Wednesday, May 15 th, 2013
    He’d set the alarm for 1 AM on a Monday morning because sometimes a man has to do what he has to do. He’d slept the rest of a Farmer on the Lord’s Day. Then hauled to the fields in the pitch dark just as soon as Monday feebly birthed. Before that sun finally dragged
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  • What We All Need to Really Breathe

    On Tuesday, November 13 th, 2012
    Six times my mama lies in ER this past week, waiting news. Good doctors can have degrees and no answers. My sister gives up long days and advocates on knees and in waiting rooms and Mama and her, they sing hymns and drown out clocks and fears. I rub Mama’s feet during the short nights
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  • How to Make Any Place Happy

    On Wednesday, October 24 th, 2012
    And after 11 years here, we paint the walls white, all the walls white, right over the shades of softest green, because in the beginning I wanted a cocoon and now I just want clean, the quiet of clean. Because if you’re saying the average nowadays family has two kids? And we have three times
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  • The Truth about Really Having it All

    On Friday, September 21 st, 2012
    I t was after the waves. After the waves of contractions, after the waves of blow out diapers and wet nursing pads that leaked through the let downs and the damp spit blankets that piled high at the bedroom door. Long after the waves of colic at 3 am and the 4:30 am crying, both
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  • Why You Really May Need to be Done with Safe: Being a Dangerous Disciple of the Unsafe God

    On Thursday, June 07 th, 2012
    My Gran, she’s taking slow walks outside the hospital now. Her heart’s growing stronger, beating certain. I wash down the cupboards in the kitchen. I pray for Gran’s heart attack recovery, for each step she keeps taking, ninety-one and frail-boned and Irish-determined. Life’s a risk and maybe she’s stronger than I am, accepting each heart beat,
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  • How to be glad: Friday on the Farm

    On Friday, April 13 th, 2012
      “David said it all: I saw God before me for all time. Nothing can shake me; He’s right by my side. I’m glad from the inside out, ecstatic; … with Your face shining sun-joy all around.“   ~ Acts 2:28 MSG   See Him before you all the time — and have the happiest
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