I can’t do this alone. That’s why Christmas happened. It happened so that we can have hope, hope that fights for us. Hope that hinges on a victory that’s already been claimed.  That Santa, he was kind … and kind of plain spoken. And he wasn’t giving me much to work with. “Tell me about a kid from sometime over the years who really made an impression on you.” He thought about… Read More

Some days it’s a lot. But one thing I wake up and learn a little more every day is that this wild and crazy story God is writing for us has a lot of incredible depth, a lot of incredible, unexpected twists … if we will just hand it all to Him … and hang on. Not to the stuff. To Him. To His story. I wasn’t there. So I didn’t get… Read More

It feels heavy today. I thought that as the fog piled up around me in the wee morning hours, clogging the headlight beams, tossing itself over my car like one of those dense blankets you throw over a fire to smother the flames. And inside I felt a little bit smothered. Life unleashed a lot this week. And I wasn’t ready. Do you ever have those days or weeks when you feel… Read More

I’m up early this morning. Extra early. The kind of early that hurts. My eyes are full of sandpaper, but my mind is running all-out sprints, like it’s on an episode of Supermarket Sweep and trying to get to the diapers and “grind your own coffee” aisle faster than anyone else. It’s like those moments in college when you wake up and on the way to the bathroom bump into a friend who… Read More