When Joy Follows

When Joy Follows

We aren’t left in the middle of confusion for long. If we’re seeking a way through a storm and taking each little action step we know is ours to take, then the mess becomes less messy. Maybe this happens as we shift the full burden from our shoulders to...
Community In the Wave of Hard Things

Community In the Wave of Hard Things

Hard things seem to come in waves. And in the middle of those seasons, emotions go up and down too. Lately I’ve had days where I feel more messy and confused. I’m looking for that clarity I mentioned yesterday, but it just doesn’t come…at least...
On What is Temporary

On What is Temporary

“Whatever’s in front of me, help me to sing Hallelujah” I just had my music on and these lyrics stood out. Whatever’s in front of me…guess that includes the storm I wrote about last week. But how do I do that when the hard situation still...
When the Cold is Worth It

When the Cold is Worth It

I came back home frozen. My whole body was stiff and that made me even more unsteady on my feet. I could still move, but I told my dad not to let go. He helped me back into the house. Slowly. Because my legs couldn’t go very fast. They needed time to thaw. I...
Freedom in Unlikely Places

Freedom in Unlikely Places

I laughed when he first walked up. Lunch was almost over and we figured he must not be working today. He was on his way out the door, but he sat down for a minute to catch us up on his family. It was a funny moment because he didn’t know we were coming and we...