I am not a morning person. Really not a morning person. I am a night owl to the bone. Marrow. Unfortunately for me, life hasn't been the most accommodating to my body-clock. About the time my REM cycle hits deep-and-satisfying, my alarm clock begins to chirp and the demands of motherhood, employment, and academia trump … Continue reading Morningly

Construction Zone

I know all about Construction Zones. As the wife of a road builder, I have been to and through all sorts of highway and bridge Construction Zones over the years. I know the difference between concrete and cement, and I can tell whether a road has been paved in concrete or bituminous asphalt. I’ve seen … Continue reading Construction Zone

Resolving to MAKE ROOM

In one gloriously productive day, my husband and I succeeded at clearing out one stall in our garage. It wasn’t the first time we had spent hours in pursuit of empty space, but we were thrilled to finally be able to park a car INSIDE the garage (it did help that we finally have a … Continue reading Resolving to MAKE ROOM

Kingdom-Mapping 101

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like... yeast that a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.” (Matthew 13:33 NLT) Seems pretty straightforward, doesn't it? A small amount of yeast is mixed into the dough, where the yeast … Continue reading Kingdom-Mapping 101

Beautiful Things

My church family recently welcomed a new member to our staff. As Adam was introducing himself to us, he said something that lodged in my brain and hasn't stopped pinging since. He said that God creates order from chaos. Now, I don't know what you see. What I mean is, when you look around your … Continue reading Beautiful Things

9 1/2 mph

Jesus prayed for His disciples: "Holy Father! Keep them safe by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one just as you and I are one." John 17:11b How hard is it for people to be “one” - completely unified in heart and mind? Is Jesus praying … Continue reading 9 1/2 mph

Climb On!

There are times in my life when I have been truly amazed at my own fearlessness while doing INCREDIBLY intimidating things. ME - afraid of heights and PETRIFIED of falls - in a harness, climbing a 50 foot tower, only to JUMP OFF of the top and be lowered to the ground by another person - … Continue reading Climb On!