Life Lessons

The Last Inning

It was the seventh game in the world series tonight, and since I now call the city of Chicago home, I thought it was my duty to at least watch one game. Now, the Chicago Cubs have been underdogs for 108 years. (And we think we have it bad!) Yup, that’s right, they haven’t won

The Risky Business of Vulnerability

Vulnerability. Let’s just let that word hang in the air for a moment. I’m sure this word brings up different feelings and thoughts for each of us. We have all had different experiences with it, good and bad I’m sure. There is nothing like moving to a new place with new people, new job, new church…ok,

When You Feel Left Behind

Some of my biggest ah-huh moments have come in conversations with close friends. A perfect example was in a recent conversation where my friend and I were exchanging stories (past and present) of when our paths seemed to be shrouded in mystery, and we had no clue what God had next for us. You would think that

Keep the End in View

I traveled to Israel 7 years ago now, and there were so many things that I saw and learned that left a lasting impression on me. But there was one experience I’ll never forget. Our guide took all 40 of us to what is believed to be Golgotha’s hill, or more commonly known as Calvary–where

Life Lessons: A Strange Kind of Love

What would you do if your best friend who lived a town over from you was sick, so sick that they were told they had days to live, but you actually had the power to heal them? No brainer, right? You would jump in your car and speed over there to take away not just the

Life Lessons: Seeking Balance

It was July 4th and I found myself in a kayak. Now, I haven’t been in a kayak in…well, years. Since it was the fourth of July, it seemed as though everyone who owned a boat in a 200 mile radius was on the very same lake. And as you can imagine, with all the boats kicking