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Bid Thou Our Sad Divisions Cease

A few years ago, I walked through a time of hurt and betrayal. While I had been wounded in my life prior to this time, this particular period in my life wounded me more deeply than I could have imagined. In the aftermath, I responded in ways that surprised me. I began to distrust everyone. The slightest indication that someone […]

Lies We are Tempted to Believe

“I feel like I am letting God down”.  My friend’s words reverberated through the room, but before I had a chance to respond, the conversation moved in a different direction. I haven’t forgotten these words. I wanted to say something about seasons of life or maybe something about how God sees us and what He desires for us. But as […]

Echoes

The porch was crumbling, boards creaked underfoot, paint peeling, forgotten shutters from yesteryear. My hand shook as I pulled on the door, it ached at my touch. The loneliness hung in the air thick as the dust and the cobwebs, all spectators to the decay of a home once alive. “Is anybody here?”, I questioned. anybody, anybody, anybody No response other […]

What You Need to Know to Work on Summer Staff

For 5 summers, I worked on summer staff at two amazing camps. Those summers will always hold a special place in my heart. But there are some things I wish I would have known before my first summer on staff. If I could go back and have a chat with my 18 year old self, this is what I would […]

The Heavens Declare

In church this morning, we sang Majestic by Lincoln Brewster. As we were singing the chorus I was picturing places I have been and I thought I would share them with you today…         The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal […]