Why Are You Afraid?

One of my favorite stories from the Bible takes place during a storm on the Sea of Galilee. It's such a clear convergence of God, humanity, and the natural world. If you aren't familiar with the story, you can read it in Matthew 8 starting in verse 23. Here's how it goes: The disciples followed … Continue reading Why Are You Afraid?

Beyond You

Take a breath. A big one. Now let it out. Do it again. It’s going to be okay. Welcome to our final pause of the season. It’s been a joy to meet you here every week. I’ve needed this spacer in my life more than you know. Thanks for joining me for today's contemplation. It … Continue reading Beyond You

Facing My Tomorrows

What is it about tomorrow that gets me into such a knot? Even when I slow down and give thanks for the blessings I have in my life today, as we did last week in From Anxious to Thankful, often there is a quiet question lurking under the surface. The question is like the single … Continue reading Facing My Tomorrows

On Chaos and Complexity

Sudden overwhelm is the worst. It's unexpected and highly inconvenient, especially when you have eight hundred things to do. Today we are going to slow down and talk about what's actually happening when life suddenly feels like too much. A Story on the Beach In February, I attended a homeschool moms’ retreat in Point Pleasant, … Continue reading On Chaos and Complexity