Holding on to Good

This last year and a half has been challenging to say the least. And there’s no end in sight. The world is upside down, emotions are high, and uncertainty is the only thing we can expect. I know I’m not the only one who gets anxious reading the latest headlines, so I thought a shift…

I like Big Buts and I Cannot Lie

What situation seems impossible right now? Where do you feel helpless? I have good news. If you belong to Jesus, there is always, always, always hope. We have a God who is present and powerful. Things may not look good right now, but God is in control; working all things together for the good of…

Contentment

Last night, gathered around our couch and enjoying country-style donuts and a delicious Meritage from New Kent Winery, a small but awesome group of friends read through the book of James. There is such a sweetness in simple fellowship. Food, friends, God’s word and good conversation. It was an anchor in a week where I’ve…

Here we Go

I’m in love. There. I said it. Let me back up for a minute. This year has been a roller coaster of emotions, mostly leaving me face-down in bed with the covers pulled over my head.  Don’t worry, I left enough of an air pocket for my wine.  I know you were concerned. So back…

40:40 Day 38

God’s provision doesn’t always look miraculous. Sometimes he lets us know he’s there with us in the work-week monotony, in busyness and routine, especially when we ask. Just because it’s an ordinary day doesn’t mean he’s not awesome and powerful and willing to work in our lives. Cut to Thursday. I don’t mind food running…

40:40 Day 32

Alison is the most animated, joyful, crazy (in a good way) woman I’ve ever known. She IS the party, and for her the party is all about Jesus. She’d been serving as a missionary in North Africa for three years when she met Brian at a wedding back stateside, and a slooooow romance began to…

40:40 Day 19

Moving stinks. Weeks of packing, cancelling utilities, cleaning..it’s one chore after another! I’d done most of what I needed to do, but had procrastinated on letting my old roommate know we were moving. We rented the stacked washer and dryer that she’d brought with her when we’d first moved in, and she could be slightly…

40:40 Day 18

Things had gotten rough at home. The one roommate I had left broke our front window while I was in Portugal and said it was a break in, leaving the house an hour later with a gaping, jagged hole. My friend Richie went over at three a.m. to make sure Bentley was ok and found…

40:40 Day 9

God wants to be part of our story. Actually, he’s invited us to be part of his story, but many people choose to believe he’s not there, can’t see, doesn’t care. He is there. He sees. He cares. I was planning to move in a couple months. Living on my own, while wonderful for hosting…

40:40 Day 7

GSU My living situation last year got rough. A dear friend with addiction had moved into the spare room, and while things were great for the first couple months, soon it became evident to me that something wasn’t right: he would leave the house in the middle of the night and started acting very defensive…