Blessings of the Ordinary

What is the “divine possibility” that is to be found in the “ordinary” of my life these days? 

From A to Z

This week as I began my list of events, thoughts, words, and topics I noticed that many of the lines of my list began with different letters.  So this week here is my ABC blog…

Making Space

As Sarah and her family get ready for the new, read about how she relates her readiness to this Lenten season.

Moments of Stillness

In this busy season it can be difficult to find moments of quiet, reflection or stillness.  This week in particular seems to have been packed with places to go, people to see and schedules to keep. Yet in the midst of the activity I have been blessed by moments of stillness. Moments where I was…

Little Faith, Big Impact

Do you ever have experiences that just melt your heart? Experiences that reduce you to a puddle of emotion? I had one about a month ago. On most evenings our family of three sits down to have dinner together at the table.  (A practice I hope we are able to continue even as our son…

The Journey

This week I am on vacation, so this blog was written in anticipation of some time away in one of my favorite places: the mountains of Colorado. I know some people are beach people, but I am a mountain person. I long for the cooler weather, the sound of a gurgling stream or river, the…

Being Uncomfortable

In a conversation last week I was told, “growth only happens when people are uncomfortable”.  And let me tell you, it has been rattling around in my brain ever since! It seems there are a multitude of applications for this idea. Comfort is no place for change and growth. It’s not just that growth causes…

Time in the Garden

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year as daylight lingers longer in the evenings, and wildflowers pop out on hillsides. The change in weather even motivated me to get out in the yard recently to do some work. I spent a couple of afternoons pulling weeds in a flowerbed and trimming back…

Everyday Encounters

In worship this past Sunday, I shared briefly how I experienced a moment of gratitude while (of all things) washing the dishes. My hands were drenched in soapy bubbles and I was overcome by a sense of gratitude for the pots, pans, kitchen utensils, and baby bottles, many of which had been given as wedding…

Catching My Breath

It is not unusual for me to get caught up in the activity of life – busy tending toward hectic. Lists of things to do at work and home run through my mind, and it becomes difficult to just sit still and be. Yet, I long to just be. To be present with my family….

Strangers

When was the last time you struck up a conversation with a stranger? Growing up, I was often embarrassed by my mother who seemed to never have met a stranger. She would strike up conversations with people in line at grocery stores, talk to families sitting behind us at Rangers games and treat salespeople like…

Speaking Out

Do you ever find yourself mulling over or wrestling with a particular topic or question? I have been a part of a covenant group for about two months now.  Our covenant group meets on a weekly basis and it gives me the opportunity to have accountability to myself and to God.  It is helping me…