Let Your Faith Take Flight

Let Your Faith Take Flight

Life threatens to make us weary.  Endless deadlines, responsibilities, and to-do lists overwhelm us. We long for a way to escape when we feel we can no longer endure. The words, you should,and I needbecome heavy weights of expectation. It is impossible to rise above...
Three Ways I Lose Sight of God and His Response

Three Ways I Lose Sight of God and His Response

I stood with my toes hanging over the edge of the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa, experiencing the thrill of a seven-hundred-foot drop. Michael encircled my waist with his arm and whispered “Look up.” I wasn’t supposed to look down at my trembling knees. He wanted...
Finding Our Blessings in the Fresh Fragrance of Familiar

Finding Our Blessings in the Fresh Fragrance of Familiar

How often do we overlook God’s blessings in our daily lives because we are accustomed to their presence? A few months after Michael’s heart attack, we prepared to take our 4 o’clock rehab walk. I pulled up the frayed laces of my sneakers, adjusted my socks, and...
When Prayer Feels Like a One Handed Clap

When Prayer Feels Like a One Handed Clap

How did you feel the last time you whispered, “Amen”? Sometimes, I finish praying and hope I said the right words. If I’m not careful, a prayer that started with promise begins to trail off and becomes more like a task to complete rather than a sacred time with my...
Why We Hope—Even in Heartache

Why We Hope—Even in Heartache

I stood at the door of my childhood home about to face the reality of my mom’s cancer. During my month long stay in in Africa hosting short term mission trips followed by six weeks in Scotland, she had spent the majority of her time in the hospital receiving...