New Wine, Old Wineskins

New Wine, Old Wineskins

Recently, I was reading about Jesus’s caution against putting new wine into old wineskins (Matthew 9), and although I’ve read this parable many times I am pretty sure I have never paused to wonder with God where I may be attempting to do the same. When...
Joy

Joy

This is me and my sister. We must’ve been like 6 and 3 in this picture. And, I’ve just been staring at it and all that it captures – joy, delight, and carefree times. I want to crawl out of all the hard that is life right now and back into a moment...
Uncover

Uncover

My word for 2020 was Uncover. My goodness was that a prophetic word from the Lord. With each month that passed more was uncovered in my heart, in God’s plans for me and my family, in our country, and in the world. The desire to have “eyes to see and ears...
In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Our marriage is Sweet 16 this weekend.  Cue “How Sweet It Is” by Marvin Gaye. 20+ years of being together and 25 years of friendship.  It’s been a minute. When I think about this past year and particularly this most recent season in our marriage, I recall the words...
Footpaths: Reflections on the Journey

Footpaths: Reflections on the Journey

We have been back in Southern California for 1 year.  In honor of our Re-entry Anniversary, I thought I’d post a reflective essay of sorts that I wrote months ago. It draws from my initial post on Footpaths but encapsulates more of my experience and reflections over...