not of this world

not of this world

I was leaving Trader Joes two days ago, sitting in my cozy car at a red light when a homeless woman crossed the street directly in front of me. That I had the entire stretch of road to observe her was a gift. Normally we drive past the homeless in less than one second, on … Read More

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

Ah, the brussel sprout. I’ve never liked it. In fact, I’ve loathed it my entire life. Until now. Thanks to Deliciously Organic, I’ve found a brussel sprout recipe that does NOT disappoint. You think I’m joking? Ask my husband. He was born with a repulsion for veggies, and can manage to appreciate this concoction, god … Read More

allegations

Something very difficult has happened and I have wrestled with whether or not to mention it. But I’ve decided to share, after several different conversations in the last week. An allegation of child abuse was brought forth from a student against a teacher at the school where my oldest son attends. It was reported to … Read More

impassioned

I have been praying ardently these last few weeks over several things. I have felt challenged and convicted. I’ve felt introspective and impassioned. Here’s what I’ve been mulling on: 2 Corinthians 8:1-5 1And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2Out of the most severe … Read More

Book Review: Tea With Hezbollah

Book Review: Tea With Hezbollah

Book Review: Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies’ Table, Our Journey through the Middle East. Written by Ted Dekker, talented author of Christian fiction, with Carl Medearis, Arab lover and ‘the man with connections,’ Tea with Hezbollah journeys two American Christians to the Middle East to ask Muslims, and Muslim fundamentalists, the question, “Is … Read More

Love & War

Love & War

C and I are reading through John and Stasi Eldredge’s book Love & War. It is a phenomenal read. Last night we had the privilege of attending a Love & War speaking engagement with the Eldredges at our church, Calvary Church of Santa Ana. They’ll continue sharing at different venues over the next month or … Read More

discouraged

I am discouraged. Today was the first time I attempted to run in 3 weeks. My intention was to barely run, see how I felt, and see if I could avoid aggravating my IT band. I walked as a warm up for 3 or 4 minutes. I ran .5 miles a very slow pace. Then … Read More