Don’t Let What’s Behind You Make You Miss What’s Ahead of You

Faith Family Grace Strength

I get caught up in what’s behind me quite often.  How about you? This weekend, my little familia ventured off to Colorado Bend State Park.  We’re known for taking long road trips at the drop

Get Up, Pick Up Your Mat, and Go Home – A Poem

Faith Family Grace Poetry Strength

I lean back on the greenish blue, moth-ball scented couch at grandma’s house. I’m all but consumed by the tiny beanie I knit out of fabulous silver sparkled yarn. The invitation from grandma and mom

Grace In Me – For My Daughter, Faith Michelle

Faith Family Prayer Strength

Do you have a hard time living in your own skin? My self-conscious identity became a skin I wore pretty regularly.  I replied, I’m sorry, a dozen times in conversation.  I felt sorry I was out

Let It Go – Moses Style

Faith Family Grace Strength Waiting

“You gotta go through your Exodus.”  – Pastor Harvey Each time I read Exodus it drives me insane.  I can’t get through the first few chapters without thinking, “God, why don’t you just tell Pharaoh

Dear Emily, a poem

Faith Family Poetry

For Titus, Wycliff and Lucy A Tribute from Our Running Team “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 Were we but a

Word for 2016: Whitespace

Faith Family Grace

I yearn for more time with God.  I complain about not having enough hours in a day, but I spend more time filling spaces on my calendar than I do sitting down to reflect on

Making Peace – For Mom

Family Grace

My mom is carefully pruning my Mexican oak tree with her bare hands. It stands in my front yard overlooking the street, caddy corner along the fence. It appears diseased as she tirelessly rips off

From The Wilderness, With Love

Family Grace

What is this wilderness thing and can I have my money back? I’m all about seasons in my life needing to approach with caution and humble me, but goodness.  When does wilderness start paying rent? When

Who’s Keeping Score Anyway

Family

I can’t keep my mouth shut to save my life. “Me duelen las piernas from crossfit!” “I’m starving.” “They’re taking too long at the pharmacy.” “I don’t have a headlight.” “Tengo sueño!” This month my