Measuring My Life In Coffee Spoons

Measuring My Life In Coffee Spoons

Why do I think about and gravitate toward coffee shops so much? I write in them and about them constantly. I’m always on the lookout for additional favorites. What’s the magnetic draw? Does it touch a piece of heaven, or eternity, that just draws me in? Maybe it’s the coffee. It’s a bunch of people who hang out there because the coffee is there. They want to drink some and then, when their drink is done but they don’t want to go yet, they stay so they can at least smell it still. There’s a humming. A gathering (peaceful) around a well-loved centerpiece. Continue reading

Delight Ministries: Published in Volume 5

Delight Ministries: Published in Volume 5

Back in January I announced that a short story/testimony of mine about pursuing contentment in the messy bits of life was published in one of Delight Ministries’ devotional volumes (SO CRAZY COOL), and loads of you have asked about when it will be available in the Delight shop for you to read. I finally have an update! Continue reading

New Wine, Spring and Sunshine: Are You Ready For the New Season You’re Asking God For?

New Wine, Spring and Sunshine: Are You Ready For the New Season You’re Asking God For?

Spring and sunshine are rapidly approaching.

I’m trying to speak that out loud as often as I can in the hope that might actually get spring and sunshine to arrive faster. I’m ready for walking outside in hopefully less than 12 layers and 8 scarves. I’m ready to get my gardening gloves dirty in the front yard planting little white daisies. I’m ready to reclaim my favorite rocking chair on the porch for enjoying my morning coffee. I’m ready to pretend dandelions aren’t weeds so I can let them scatter everywhere without guilt when I run around with Bella in the backyard. Continue reading

What Generous Giving and Miraculous Living Have in Common

What Generous Giving and Miraculous Living Have in Common

So what does generous giving and miraculous living have in common? Moving out of the Thanksgiving season means Christmas time is here! At first, I thought the order of that was strange. The world seems to go from thinking about what they’re thankful for one day and by midnight that same day they’re ready to go buy everything they can get their hands on. Continue reading

What If You Could “Say The Blessing” In Advance?

What If You Could “Say The Blessing” In Advance?

Many people participate in a tradition on Thanksgiving involving looking back on all that they’re grateful for in the past year or so. I love this tradition, “say the blessing”, because it highlights the goodness of God that might’ve been overlooked in the day-to-day crazy. Continue reading

Why I Don’t Want It, Unless He Wants It For Me

Why I Don’t Want It, Unless He Wants It For Me

Be careful asking God for more, because He will always deliver.

I think God has worked on me in stages, as He normally does, but in much larger stages than usual at the start of my college years because I finally asked for more, discontent with the level I was experiencing His presence in my life. Continue reading