When Our Prayers Feel Barren

I went to tuck my daughter in last night and as I laid beside her in her bed, what I thought would just be a kiss-goodnight turned into one of those precious exchanges—when my little girl would open and spill … Read more

Stirring the Fire of First Love

I was young when I resolved to love the Lord with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I was brave and my vision was clear of any fog that seems to settle without warning over the years. I made … Read more

The Ache for Righteousness is Love

I know the ache so well.  It’s come more times than I can count – sometimes poignant, sometimes just with that lingering sigh beneath the movements of my day. Often it rises with the remorse over my tone with my kids – why … Read more

When We Feel Misunderstood by Others

I left a conversation recently with that stinging emotion that I always try to avoid: I’d been misunderstood. Misread. Misinterpreted. Few things bother me more. One of the vey hardest things for the human heart is when we’re misunderstood. I’ve been … Read more