• Does Anger Actually Accomplish Anything?

    “Human anger doesn’t produce the holy life God wants”—James 1:20 (NIV). As I write this, I’m taking deep breaths. My chest is tight. That’s what happens when I get angry. It’s not good for me, or anyone else, for that matter. However, righteous anger has led me to write this post. When I googled the […]

  • The Church lady in the mirror…

    There is something going on. And it’s not good. In the past two weeks, I have had countless women bring up the topic of rejection from ‘church ladies’ until I seriously can no longer ignore it. Women from work, cashiers at stores, and—one crazy deal—a woman who remembered me from a retreat we both attended […]

  • Why is He doing this to me now?

    Sitting on the bench in front of the nurses’ station, I was sandwiched between my twelve-year-old daughter, Mia and my seventy-four-year-old mother, Joy. Words did not come, but we sat, three generations silently holding hands. I glanced down, surprised at how closely my fingers resembled my mother’s; Mia’s were still those of a child, round […]

  • Fifty shades of ‘red’…

    “You make me sick, you are such a fake…I hope you lose everything!”  My lips began to quiver uncontrollably and my eyes started to swell with tears as I read the condemning email that I had received. What made it even more hurtful and unbearable was that the words had been thrown my way by […]

  • Blessed by brokenness…

    I used to think that nothing good could come from someone hurting me.  I remember wondering why God would allow bad things to happen in my life.  Why would a loving God allow people to hurt me with their words or actions?  Why wouldn’t God protect me from these things?  The cool thing is that […]