Grace for the road

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I look back on that day, and I think there’s only one thing she could’ve thought. Lunatic. There I was, fingers buried up to the knuckles in my little bedroom’s fairly industrial carpet, tears forming a river formidable enough to make Justin Timberlake proud. Meredith was standing in the hall, and her eyes were huge. She was unpacking her suitcases. She was new to England. I wondered if she was taking in… Read More

Some days I actually feel like my heart might explode. He LOVES us. LOVES. us. It’s like I can’t sing loud enough, stick my hands in the air high enough, say it well enough. It makes me slam my palms into the ceiling of the car. It makes me nearly crush that teeny tiny communion cup in my hand. It makes my voice crack like a 12-year-old boy. I want to dance… Read More

“I think God’s people are at their strongest when they are broken, because God can use them to do incredible things when they say, ‘All I can do is rely on God.’” – Mark Stuart When I woke up that day, I didn’t think, “Today will be the day a stranger squeezes my bicep in the parking lot.” But it happened. It was awkward, and I don’t think he was impressed. “Know… Read More

“You’re in good company if you’ve struggled with that.” I lay in the Papasan chair on the screened back porch. The breeze blew and stirred up the leaves on the ground outside. Seventy degrees in December. I’m not in England anymore. I looked up at the stark blue sky. I used to watch planes crisscross the cloudy sky outside my window every minute or two when I lived on the Gatwick Airport… Read More