From August, 2015

Tribute to the mess: Acts 15

We are blessed to have the problems we have.  But you can miss it.  Miss the blessing. The mess can feel more like madness than anything. All beautiful things have mess in them. Yes even in the storms along the way. Argue.  Fight. Debate.  Wrestle. Life has struggle.  The more life the messier.  The move…

Acts devotional: Stephen

“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.” -J.R.R. Tolkien The introduction to Stephen begins with a description: A man full of the…

Little girl loved.

It’s been a long three weeks. But every day there’s a little bit of help and significance that happens. Last night after the first full day where my mom didn’t speak back- I had an exchange. The day before I painted last painting she would see ||  I call little girl loved. Laura my not…

Introductions: Jillian DeBritz

At our recent day trip, Jillian DeBritz encouraged our creativity through writing.  We all were gathered around a large table of art supplies and our creativity was launched as we listened to her honest heart.  She writes  beautifulmessygloriouslife and she writes the encouragement below!  Thank you, Jillian!    Walking the Line Between Today and Tomorrow  Last…

Introductions: Kandice Halferty

Remarkable and thoughtful Kandice captures some of life’s best moments.   I am happy for you to meet photographer, Kandice Halftery.  I have so enjoyed the thoughts she shares here.   “Love… just Love” It’s what the Lord said nearly two years ago, soon after the birth of my son. I had no idea I…

Stories from Africa

My good friend Patti has returned from Africa.    What a glorious time she tells of- read one of her stories below! “Forgiveness Has a Name”   It was an ordinary Friday afternoon (July 17 2015), when I had an opportunity to visit the sick in a small Ugandan hospital. It was there that I…

Response

(Charity) Responses came.  This is a view into the creative, collaborative, process.  Raw and written in their original form.  If you want a look into the hearts of some incredible humans.  Read on.  The first portion is from Whitney Trammell.  The second and the photography are the work and words of Jamie Ronning.  Come alive and…