Waiting and Walking ‘With’

Waiting and Walking ‘With’

“How are you doing?” Over cups of hot tea, my dear friend asked a question that I’ve asked myself often lately. How am I doing? Am I doing enough to help our oldest son during a crucial time of healing — body and soul? Am I getting enough rest?...
In Facing Painful Emotions, Do We Become Whole?

In Facing Painful Emotions, Do We Become Whole?

Anger, fear, jealousy, despair, contempt, shame. In His humanity, God suffered every painful emotion He allows to enter our lives, and He suffers them still as He walks through the highs and lows in the lives of His children, His co-heirs with Christ. The words...
Who Do You Say I Am?

Who Do You Say I Am?

I have a passion for sharing our stories. If you’ve hung out here long enough, you probably noticed that. (I talk a lot about it here.) Lately, I’ve been guiding a small but mighty group of godly women in my church toward owning their hard stories. And not...
A Prayer To Use My “Five Stones”

A Prayer To Use My “Five Stones”

I heard Kathie Lee Gifford talk about it today, those words describing David’s assault on the giant in I Samuel 17:40: Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherd’s pouch. His sling was in his...