Rain fell softly as we waited in line among ten-thousand of our neighbors from the Nashville area. Music was promised inside Bridgestone Arena. Music different from what normally is heard in that huge venue. Music that would reach out and woo the seeker, hopefully, into surrendering their lives to Jesus Christ. My daughter and her … More The Great Mercy of God
We began today, though it doesn’t “officially” start until December first. But I know me, and I know us. Life happens, schedules get tight, and we struggle to finish what we start whether it be a devotional, project, or “school” book. I’ve purchased many advent devotionals over the years, bought every “memorable” ornament, tree, and … More A Simple Advent
What is a Hutchmoot, you ask? Ah…where do I start? How do I describe something so profoundly beautiful and formative? It’s a conference, sure, but it is so much more. I will, at the very least, attempt to explain. More than ten years ago, Andrew Peterson had an idea. A God-given one, I am certain. … More Hutchmoot 2018
August came gently, with cooler evenings and mornings to balance the hot afternoons. My longing for Autumn began to grow into an ache as a few leaves turned bright red in the tops of young trees in our yard. Vibrant and teasing of what is to come. (And unusually early!) The busy of the school … More The Silver Mist
Driving into town this morning I was still foggy from a late night of fretting over an issue that continually rears its ugly head in my life. I’m sure you have none of those, right? It’s a thirty minute drive, which is usually the perfect length for a podcast. I had started listening to Sally … More Grasping my Father’s Hand.
Throughout the weeks of Lent I spent the first minutes of each morning before lit candles and a cup of coffee with a simple, yet profound, book in my lap: The Promise of Lent Devotional-A 40 day Journey Toward the Miracle of Easter by Chris Tiegreen. I remember well the day I purchased it. It … More Finding Joy in Seasons of Grief
As a now “older mom” among many of my friends, I found myself in an odd and often lonely season of motherhood. It is so easy to make friends when our kids are little. Playdates at the park or story times at the library are the perfect conditions for forming friendships around the common experience … More If You Lack a Mentor: In Gratitude to Sally Clarkson
For most of my life, really…as far back as I can remember…I have dreamed of playing a stringed instrument. Violin, guitar, what-have-you, they all have seemed so beautiful and unreachable to me. Growing up, I played piano and clarinet. Strings were not an option at my school. But, for the past couple of years, I … More That time I bought a Cello.