“I will put my Spirit in you and you will live” -Ezekiel 37:14 The story of Ezekiel seeing the dry bones rise up into an army has been one of my favorite stories for a number of years now. Occasionally, I’ll hear the Spirit whisper, “There’s life in these dry bones yet.” It’s such an amazing infusion… Continue reading Life in the Dry Bones
I watched Julie & Julia last week with a group of my friends and left the theater feeling a bit inspired. When they are searching for “something to do”, for something to give them a sense of purpose, both Julie & Julia are asked by their husbands, “What do you like to do?” This is such… Continue reading Learning from Julia…and a couple of photographers
There are so many things in and surrounding my life that I’d like to know answers and details about right now. Things that I am begging God to let me in on. But as I was reminded at church this morning, there are times that we are on a need-to-know basis. Just like in business,… Continue reading Not So Far Away
It seems that too often we don’t see family unless there’s a wedding or a funeral. Unfortunately, my family was given the more somber of those opportunities to reunite recently. My grandmother passed away after a long time of illness. I returned home for the funeral and decided to take my camera along and document this reunion… Continue reading Weddings & Funerals
It is such a powerful thing when we talk with each other about the things that are going on in our hearts and heads. They may not always be things we think of as sin, but I think that often those things we don’t want to “bother” others with are just the things we need… Continue reading Get It Off Your Chest
Over the past few weeks God keeps brining me back to the imagery of a toddler, one that doesn’t see the breadth of the world yet – the possibilities or the pain.
The love of self can be a horribly powerful thing. Too many days lately, I feel like a spoiled toddler that just wants to know how all of this “good for you” stuff is really benefiting me.
There’s a precious baby girl in my life that over the past year and a half has become my favorite kid in the whole world. Something about her smile can melt my heart and lift my spirits like few other things can. It’s so simple, so innocent. But to know that she loves me, that I’m… Continue reading A “Little” Smile
“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” -Matthew 16:25 I ran across this scripture in a status update recently and, at the thought of sacrifice, my mind pretty quickly turned to the story of Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son at God’s… Continue reading Giving Up
I just have to take a second to thank all of my wonderful friends. I just love how much of a difference a good conversation with a friend can make. Especially with one that will speak encouragement into your life, talk candidly about the hard stuff, and be intentional about speaking truth and a Godly… Continue reading I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends