If you're new here, you may want to subscribe via email here or via my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Two years ago, Jason and I were sitting quietly on the back porch of our new home. The house was scented with smoke and new paint. We had just moved into our new home, then the fire came screaming down the mountain, and we were turned away from our new neighborhood and sent running for shelter. We were still ruminating from the stress of that calamity only to be introduced to...

Oh ┬ámy soul, last night was a great, good night. My smile never faded. I enjoyed Lyle Lovett so much. His voice, his way, his story telling- it was simply an amazing night. I kept thinking last night of a quote from Ann Voskamp. Time is a relentless river. It rages on, a respecter of no one. And this, this is the only way to slow time: When I fully enter time’s swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the...

For my whole entire life since college, I have asked Jason for something repeatedly. I am a lover a poetry, especially the poet types that put their poetry to song. In college at Indiana University, when I was idealistic and young faced a friend introduced me to the crooked smiled lover of poetry- that happened to sing- Lyle Lovett. I have been a fan ever since. Though I’m no fan of country music, I am a deep fan of poetry. Some might call Lyle a country singer. I simply...

I love Sunday! Love it in a way I haven’t loved it in years. Enjoy this beautiful song this morning. Find a place that will point you to the love that is Jesus. Then rest- rest in that love in a way no other rest can find you. I love you this morning dear reader…. ...

I woke beside my love, enjoyed my coffee, reading, editing- then I saw the calendar. Today- two years ago, the words were spoken, “I have received the pathology and you do, in fact, have breast cancer.” I heard very little after those words were spoken. She went on to outline our battle plan, to show me the images, to tell me what was to come- but all those words became a blur after she confirmed my cancer. I cannot emphasize how hard it is to let go of the story...

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