August 06, 2015

Last summer I drove from Atlanta, Georgia to a suburb on the west side of Chicago, Illinois with a minivan jammed full of my possessions. Once I arrived, I was immediately grateful for the new town I would become a resident of after I married […]

August 05, 2015

I’m not from the South, but while I lived there, I learned a few new idioms, including “That dog will hunt!” which means,  “That will do the trick” or “That will work.” Well, I recently shared three posts, 12 Thoughts on Navigating the Valleys of […]

August 04, 2015

When I was 21, I lived in London as a college exchange student. During my stay in England, it exhilarated me to hop on the train, travel to a part of the city I hadn’t seen before and wander around without an agenda. My sweet […]

August 03, 2015

In his book A Grief Observed, CS Lewis describes pain as a megaphone that shouts into our existence to get our attention. “We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists on being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasure, speaks in our consciences, […]

July 31, 2015

There are times in all of our lives when we are wronged, mistreated, or betrayed. Perhaps someone stole from you or took something you can’t get back. Maybe they defamed you, or betrayed your trust. Perhaps they turned others against you, or financially wounded you. […]

July 30, 2015

There have been seasons of life when I only prayed “popcorn prayers.” I popped them up in traffic, in the shower, or as I ran out the door to work. After some petitions weren’t answered how I desperately hoped—it was easier not to ask for what I truly desired […]

July 29, 2015

Sometimes I’m not where I am. I mean, I can be doing the dishes, but I’m not really “there.” I may be eating lunch, but in my mind I’m painting the kitchen, pondering something I read in a book, rehearsing a conversation, or crafting a […]

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