I directed a conference called Oasis for almost a decade.  My life ended up being all about Oasis for one month out of the year, it was time-consuming and overwhelming.  More often than not,  I would go see my...
At one point or another loss in life is inevitable. Loss often engulfs everything.  One of the gifts of loss is one another. There's something so amazing when people will stop and come alongside to walk us through the valley...

Flat Line

Faith gives confidence. We fight for our faith in this world. When we give into the struggle of faith, letting it go, we move towards doubt and begin to flat-line. We need to be strong in our belief in the...
Along the way, there are people who get lost in the hardships of life, becoming focused on what they’ve missed rather than on what God will do.  It's a tragedy when an individual is absorbed in it all, missing...
Time has passed. Life has shifted.  Grief remains.  There are moments when the force of grief unexpectedly pushes its way through the big and small details of living, leaving us breathless and gasping for air.  A desperation for wanting life...
A hard circumstance strikes—the kind which is life-changing.  We’ve all had at least one or two hard circumstances hit . . . whether it's relational, financial, professional, health, and/or more.  Whatever it’s based from, these circumstances seem to be...

Anchored

Disappointments are not always easy. It takes practice to see disappointments as a catalyst to something more.  When life changes, taking us in a different direction, it can be disappointing.  And disappointment often leads to discouragement. If, we are not...
Leap year gives us a gift–24 extra hours.  The common year has 365 days.  But.  Leap year has 366 days.  The next 24-hour gift of time is scheduled for 2020. Seriously. The 24-hours of extra time is a gift to...
We are made for the extraordinary in some of the most ordinary moments.   Years ago, one of my daughters had to re-learn how to walk.  The physical therapist started the walking lessons in a pool to make it...
They came out of a dark valley, a place of deep grief, tragedy, and heavy hearts.  Their life is marked by the battle of infertility.  The grief remains but joy has come—they are adopting a child.  They also know...