Seeing with your eyes closed

Seeing with your eyes closed

Our brains are brilliant things. Our bodies – fearfully and wonderfully made. But, from time to time our brains and our bodies go on the fritz. In these instances our brains blur the lines of reality and our bodies react inconveniently. This has been my unfortunate bedtime experience for the past few months. I live …read more →

READ ARTICLE

Insecurities, sleep, and something amazing

I’ve had some really hard things happen in my first three decades – but when it’s all weighed and measured, I have a pretty good life. I mean, what are the first 30 years of life for other than learning that this world is messed up, that you’re messed up and your special brand of …read more →

READ ARTICLE

…no success at all

5:30am. I don’t like 5:30am. It’s early. But this past Sunday, the crazy Sunday, 5:30 rolled around and I was wide awake. Generally when I wake up early for no apparent reason I’m able to roll over and at least sort of sleep for a while longer. But this morning, right before I rolled over, …read more →

READ ARTICLE

Missing the blessing

Over the past couple of years I’ve had increasing opportunities to minister to people through music. It’s not where I was headed, but it’s where I am, and I find that I’m very, very thankful for the space to do what I love doing. Only saying that I “love” being in front of people isn’t …read more →

READ ARTICLE

Ready to burst

It’s Friday! Can I get an Amen! It’s the beginning of the weekend and the last day of spring. It’s sunny and warm but not humid… As far as I can see, it’s a good day. Recently I’ve been really interested in how the physical seasons match with the “seasons” of our life… or my …read more →

READ ARTICLE

Hope and the English Language

We are so limited by ourselves. Have you noticed this? I personally feel this often, but see it so clearly when I talk to the little people (aka. my nephews and nieces). In order to have a productive conversation with small children, it requires the realization that they are limited by what they know. They’re …read more →

READ ARTICLE

Awesome things we didn't look for

Most of the time when I pray I say what I know I’m supposed to say. Well, usually I say what I’m really thinking, then say  that I know God already knows that and that I know that I should be saying such and such instead. Did you follow that? Here’s the thing: God knows …read more →

READ ARTICLE
standard

The difference of a rug

June 1st marks my 1 year anniversary of bunker life. This fact brings with it a wide range of emotions – mostly good. I love my little basement home, it’s super cute (if I do say so myself). But as cute as it is, it’s also a basement. Over the last year I’ve started setting …read more →

READ ARTICLE

The Day Truth Changed

First off, let me say that I have a high respect for some medical professionals. I think nurses are the bomb! I think many physicians really truly want what’s best for their patients. I love my back surgeon – without whom I probably wouldn’t be able to walk today (literally). I also have a friend …read more →

READ ARTICLE

Watch Your Estimations

I’ve been reading recently about stronger and more productive communication (“non-violent communication” to be exact.) In the last few weeks that I’ve been covering the topic I’ve learned a lot about the topic as well as myself. (Sadly, I’ve not yet mastered the process, but I’m working on it.) First: Sometimes I want to be …read more →

READ ARTICLE