Maybe you need to know that that it’s not your responsibility to keep the world turning—that you can’t do it, and that you’re not even supposed to. Maybe you’re pressing on with all of your might and things are going really well but you’re wondering if you’ll get to slow down. Maybe you’re striving and struggling to keep up with your own expectations or someone else’s. Maybe you’re limping under a heavy weight and it hurts...Read More
It’s so hugely significant, my friend, that Jesus reaches out His hand and looks straight into us, calling, “Come, follow me.” He’s telling us that He wants us, that He’s confident that we can be like Him, and that He trusts that we can go on and make more disciples, too!! IRead More
Sometimes, we hide our pain. Try to pretend it’s as non-existent as it is invisible. But too often, when we have spent time hurting, it becomes scarier for us to tell the world if we’re having a day when we actually feel good. Because, what if we end up feeling the hurt all over again tomorrow? Will people understand? How will we explain? What will people think of us then?Read More
...sometimes I wonder what might have happened if I had tried to keep my suffering to myself. If we had tried to do life independently and stayed away from people so not to be "a burden" to anyone. If I had tried not to ask for help when I needed it. If I hadn't stepped out (before I lost my footing to a merciless disease), and gotten involved with a community of people.Read More
There are voices that say you're not enough. That you can't keep up. That you'll always fall short. Do you hear those voices?
Sometimes, I believe them...
I squeezed my eyes more tightly and tried to get rid of the man. I worked to conjure up an image of anything else. Surely I could imagine something more sophisticated, more dramatic maybe. Something grander. Something better. I was, after all, asking for a glimpse of the God who formed the Universe with just a thought.
But I couldn't see anything else. He just stood there, his eyes set on me, that man with the balloons.Read More
I've got some fabulous friends with books coming out this fall, and I'm so excited about them! It's been a huge honor to get to design prints for these gifted authors, and I want to share a few quick ways that you can get your hands on their books and on the prints (some of them for free)!Read More
God has had me in a real quiet season for the past few months--working in my heart to heal me and set me free from a life of anxiety and perfectionism and people-pleasing. And this podcast episode, with Francie Winslow and Heather MacFadyen has helped me to get on my knees and hear God speaking beautiful truth into roots of lies in my past.Read More
I'm all-in when I'm in. I give more than 100 percent. I don't know how to do anything half-heartedly. But something's been telling me that my unrest has more to do with my heart than anything else.Read More