Category Archives: Presence

Some words about politics and loving Jesus

Oh dang. The crazy that ensued on my Facebook wall yesterday. It was somethin’ else, y’all. For any of you who don’t follow me on Facebook, suffice it to say that I shared a very thoughtful (non-inflammatory — or at least, I didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Ministry, Politics, Presence, Uncategorized, Unity within the Church | 12 Comments

Every Side of His Face

Running shoes on and earbuds ready to roll, I step out my front door. It’s late June, and the evening air is muggy for my beloved, typically-dry-ish Colorado. Instrumental piano music is my soundtrack for my workout time tonight. It … Continue reading

Posted in Attending to His Presence, Encountering God in the Messy, Family Moments, Learning Authenticity, misc. walking with Jesus, Presence, Travel, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

on social media politics and the Father’s heart

So. My Facebook wall has been an interesting place lately. If you’ve lurked around my page in recent weeks, you’ve likely witnessed some intense conversations. Full-on arguments even, complete with a small handful of accusations and insults that’ve made my jaw drop in … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, leadership, Learning Authenticity, misc. walking with Jesus, Presence | 6 Comments

the thing I thought I’d never do {or, the core cry of all my soul-cries}

The thing about coming ridiculously alive inside is that the more His life and freedom course through to every last corner of my soul, the more I feel afraid. I know the verses, too, about how God has not given us a … Continue reading

Posted in Attending to His Presence, Encountering God in the Messy, Grief and Loss, leadership, Ministry, misc. walking with Jesus, Parenting, Presence, risk, Uncategorized, Worship Leader Guts | 8 Comments

When buds are breaking

I walk alone by the river to clear my head after a long day. Well, that, and to burn off a few of the calories in that Chick-fil-a cookies ‘n cream shake I had for dessert tonight. That dang shake … Continue reading

Posted in Attending to His Presence, Confidence in God, Encountering God in the Messy, Freedom From Perfectionism, Grief and Loss, Learning Authenticity, misc. walking with Jesus, One Word, Presence | 6 Comments

Love Covers {in which I breathe deep and get honest with my fellow Jesus-followers}

My dearly adored friends, Please hear the quiet tremble of my voice and know how profoundly I treasure each of you, your presence here as you read these words today. I’m sitting on the couch with my littlest love this afternoon when I … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Compassion, Learning Authenticity, Ministry, misc. walking with Jesus, Presence, risk, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

In which there’s this *thing* I can’t escape about the way I’m made

They never fail to surprise and amaze me — these tears that burn the backs of my eyes when I sit down to try and write. In general, I’ve never been one who’s cried easily. But the older I get and … Continue reading

Posted in #4thfridays, Community, Creativity, Learning Authenticity, Ministry, misc. walking with Jesus, Presence, risk, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

May 22 4th Friday Audio {Living Artfully: wholeheartedly showing up for your whole life – Part 1}

I come to you tonight so full-hearted, my friends. Full because last night was our second 4th Friday. Full because I felt so much more free, more relaxed, more me, as I shared my heart this time with those who came. Full … Continue reading

Posted in #4thfridays, Attending to His Presence, Creativity, leadership, Learning Authenticity, Ministry, misc. walking with Jesus, Presence | 5 Comments

How I’m Learning to Approach Relationships Differently {on leading people to Jesus… or not}

Monday morning finds me down the street from our place at what has become my favorite Starbucks in our area. I’m growing to enjoy the quirks of the different baristas, and today I find myself smiling as I sit alone with … Continue reading

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Uncovering Sacred Flames {and Other Thoughts Upon Turning 34}

Thanksgiving Day dawns peaceful in our household. We hang around in our PJ’s for hours, all of us reveling in the relaxed pace of our morning, and in Isaac’s thorough enjoyment of the Macy’s Parade. It’s the first year he’s really … Continue reading

Posted in Attending to His Presence, Cultivating A Heart of Gratitude, Encountering God in the Messy, Encountering God in the Mundane, Family Moments, Give Me Grace, Grief and Loss, Learning Authenticity, Marriage, misc. walking with Jesus, One Word, Parenting, Presence, Unforced Rhythms | 11 Comments