{Don\’t} Be Careful

We recently invited a young hippie couple to live with us for an undefined period of time. We met them randomly about two months ago when they were walking down the street to sell their artisans. Our friend and ministry partner saw them with their awesome instruments {and awesome hair!} and said it would beContinue reading “{Don\’t} Be Careful”

Five Minute Friday: Bare

Joining up with Lisa Jo Baker on Five Minute Friday to simply write, unscripted for five minutes on a simple word. This week: bare.In this world of façades and masks, I try to live bare. I don\’t do it because I like it. It\’s hard to live fully exposed. It\’s hard to admit my struggles, doubts, fears,Continue reading “Five Minute Friday: Bare”

Five Minute Friday: Afraid

Today, I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from the heart.Sometimes, I\’m afraid. There. I said it.  Yes,Continue reading “Five Minute Friday: Afraid”

Thankful Thursday: God\’s Patience

As I read the e-mail my heart sank. When I got the phone call with the good news, I was ecstatic! When Richard told me about his conversation, I became worried. When we hadn\’t heard back, I was stressed. When I read the text, I was encouraged. All of this in just a day\’s time.Continue reading “Thankful Thursday: God\’s Patience”

What If We Don\’t Die Young?

I\’m a worrier. It\’s something I\’ve struggled with as far back as I can remember. For example, one time in fourth grade, a girl came into our class saying that she was late because there was a car wreck on her way to school and the traffic was backed up. I burst into tears becauseContinue reading “What If We Don\’t Die Young?”