Christian reflections · live free

Make it Your Ambition to Lead a Quiet Lent

For Lent this year, I’m logging off. Going dark. Signing off. Want to join me? I’ve realized my tech habits aren’t what I want them to be. I’m not the world’s worst offender when it comes to hours logged online, but I’m far from unplugged. I discovered Twitter recently and it is fun and addictive. The bottomless bowl of…… Continue reading Make it Your Ambition to Lead a Quiet Lent

Christian reflections

Like a Turtle on a Fencepost * 10 Minute Devotional

Alex Haley, author or Roots, kept a photo in his office of a turtle on a fencepost. When asked about this odd conversation piece, he’d respond: Any time I start to think, ‘Look how good I am,’ I look at the turtle—me—and realize I did not get here by myself. Sometimes Daryl and I talk about…… Continue reading Like a Turtle on a Fencepost * 10 Minute Devotional

Christian reflections

Courage, Dear Heart * 10 Minute Devotional

I’ve never chosen a “word of the year” before. My blogger friends all seemed to have one: faith, unity, joy, presence. One word for the whole year ahead. Yet it felt odd to me, somehow, to choose a word for the next 365 days. How could I put them into a one-word box so early…… Continue reading Courage, Dear Heart * 10 Minute Devotional

Christian reflections · Family life

11 Things No One Told Me About Marriage

As of this Saturday, Daryl and I will have been married for eleven years. 132 months. 4015 days. 96,360 minutes. (Anyone else getting “Seasons of Love” stuck in their heads right about now?) It’s been an incredible ride. I could write out all the clichés that are somehow true (I love him more today than…… Continue reading 11 Things No One Told Me About Marriage