Moments: Passion Week

Moments: Passion Week

There are moments when God reaches out for us. Little ways He shows Himself so that we remember.  He could show himself with thunder.  He could aggressively overtake us.  He could throw fire, rattle our living room, or scream in our ear.  But He usually gives us moments.  He is so gentle and so patient.  He pursues us, hard.  … Read More

The Hunger Games and What They Might Teach Us About Today’s Culture

The Hunger Games and What They Might Teach Us About Today’s Culture

Did you read The Hunger Games?  Whatever your opinion about the series–whether you read it, enjoyed it, hated it, are morally repulsed by it, or find Katniss sexy and powerful–the popularity of The Hunger Games and its second-cousin twice removed, the Twilight series, have me wondering. What do the Hunger Games and Twilight teach us about today’s culture, … Read More

When It’s Hard

When It’s Hard

What I write I never want to regret.  Because you can’t take back what you say.  You push that button ‘publish’ and it’s out there, your feelings on any given day.  It’s been lifted or shared and ‘fed’ to subscribers. The tongue is a weapon.  We use it to tear down and we use it to build … Read More

Regenesis Rising: helping emancipated foster youth

Regenesis Rising: helping emancipated foster youth

It’s very much a God thing how I came to meet Jeff and Lisa Myers and learn about the organization they founded almost one year ago, Regenesis Rising.  Truth is, my heart naturally bends more towards international outreach, missions, and orphan care.  (Even more recently we’ve found ourselves interested in helping solve the sestemic problems in … Read More

Homeless Senior

Homeless Senior

“My name is Karen,” I say, extending out to shake hands.  “What’s yours?” “Just call me Homeless Senior,” she smiles. “You don’t want to tell me your name?  O.K., well it was really great talking with you, Homeless Senior.”  “Nice talking to you too, Karen.”  Running along the San Diego scenic stretch, Bookguy and I … Read More

What Motherhood Requires

What Motherhood Requires

My Facebook status today: Motherhood requires me to lay down my wants and my needs every.single.day. It is the great chisel of my soul.  I woke up this morning with an ache to write.  I just wanted my computer and a cup of coffee and quiet.  But I had as my companion a delightful 4 … Read More

Yoga and God

Yoga and God

We spend the first 5 minutes breathing. Next to me is a Korean woman in her 50s (I’d guess), and she’s excelling at her ‘haaaaaaaaa’ exhale.  On the other side is my friend Monica, all 120 lbs of her, cuter than a Smart Car.  Alison, the yoga instructor, leads out something along these lines: “We … Read More