Fully Known; Fully Loved

Girl Running

I am fully known. I am fully loved! There is stuff about me I’d just as soon stay hidden from you!  In fact, for years I’ve worked quite diligently at keeping the uglies under wraps. So . . . to be fully known—and in that complete known-ness, to remain fully loved!?!! Seriously?! How can that […]

When it’s Time For Them to Fly

Me and my Jesse on his 21st birthday

The Last Supper is tonight. The littlest ones’ heart breaking. Birdie #2 prepares to fly and the ember burns hot in the back of my throat. My mama heart aches for more. More time, more snuggles, more laughter, more of everything good to crowd out anything not. Today, more than others, I understand Ann’s words. […]

Rest isn’t a Luxury – It’s our Reward

Serene Scene

We are a restless, anxious group of people, aren’t we? “There remains therefore a rest for the people of God” Hebrews 4:9. Others are worthy of praise (for greatness) and thanksgiving (for goodness)—none but God are worthy of worship, because worship relates to His holiness. Rest is worship! It is also the when/where/how of Him […]

Just Be Held


“Remain in Me as I remain in you, and you will bear much fruit.” Remain [in the Greek] = be present, be held continually, to not depart. Focused solely on the first 3 words here (while chastising our failure at it to boot!) we often miss what follows . . .  “as I remain in […]

Good is Still Good Even When it Doesn’t Currently Look Good

Image credit: daretobelieve

“Had you been a spectator during only the first three days of creation, you might not have judged it as good. What good are seed-bearing plants with no sun for photosynthesis? In His wisdom God knew the work was good because He knew what was coming next. He knows what’s coming next for you. That’s […]


Jesus on Trial

“He was the meekest and lowliest of all the sons of men, yet he spoke of coming on the clouds of heaven with the glory of God. He was so austere that evil spirits and demons cried out in terror at his coming, yet he was so genial and winsome and approachable that the children […]

What are we Excited About?

Gate with Light

Christians struggle to read the Bible and pray because we’re not excited about God. What are we excited about?  Stupid pop culture stuff! There is nothing so beautiful as good. There is nothing so ugly as evil. That’s true. That’s real. But in our imagination we have reversed it. We have made good to become ugly […]

What in the World Does that Mean?

Open Bible

Ever read a section of scripture you just. don’t. get?!? And those times when 2 different people get 2 different meanings out of the very same text?? This morning, I’m learning to be okay with not every question having a distinct and easy to understand answer. I want to study and focus on Jesus–not the […]

Welcome to Fixing My Eyes


Just like you, I have a story.  Parts of it I like.  I mean, really like!  Other parts—not so much.  And for years, there were parts of my story I wish I could rewrite.  But again, like you, all those parts of our different stories are what makes us who we are.  Change one thing—and […]