Tag: Why I Write

For Those Who Create

A few months ago, I had the incredible opportunity to meet my absolute favorite singer and songwriter. Nichole Nordemann’s music was literally the soundtrack to God’s taking hold of my heart when I was a senior in college, and I have ever since thought of her as something of a spiritual […]

A Peek Inside

I wrote a post every day during the month of October, and then it seems I forgot how to blog. Believe me – I know how few and far between my posts have been lately. But can I be totally honest? It’s been a really hard couple of […]

Creativity Defined

The creativity of God knows no limits. I believe that He is One who sees what we perceive to be impossible situations and says, “I can work with that.” I believe He is One who sees things that appear to be dead ends and says, “Well, that’s a […]

The Cross I Bear

Throughout the season of Lent, I’ve felt led this year to reflect in depth on the things God has done in my life. Easter is about all of us – collectively, the Body of Christ – being rescued, but it’s too easy for us sometimes to remove the […]

Women Like Us

THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS IF YOU MAKE A PURCHASE THROUGH THE LINKS I WILL RECEIVE A COMMISSION OF 15%. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, AND I HAVE RECEIVED NO ADVANCE COMPENSATION FOR THIS POST.  Awhile back – maybe 5 years ago – a friend of mine […]

The Messiest of Beginnings

This past New Year’s Eve I found myself, once again, incredulously staring a new year in the face. My news feed was inundated with year-end reviews and predictions for the new year. Friends had selected (and found time to write about!) their “words of the year,” and I saw […]

For Times Like These

I had a nightmare the other night that my daughter had contracted Ebola at school. Apparently when my mind stopped its survival-mode churning of the day (“wash the dishes do the laundry where are her shoes can’t find my keys why won’t the cat stop shrieking”), my real feelings on […]