Daily

Reflections

Finding God in our lives
is quite simple.
We just have to take
the time to look.

March 13, 2020

This is the worst lent ever. Or is it?

My family took an extended trip to Europe several years ago. As we planned for our month-long visit, we hoped everything would work out as planned, but the one thing we knew for sure was that something was going to go wrong. Actual...

February 24, 2020

 

“I just want you to fall in love again.”

This quote is from a print that I gave away as part of a Lenten package on Instagram, and I think it’s a great way to approach our Lenten practices this year.

We can give up chocolate, coffee (your family asked me to tell you, “P...

February 19, 2020

What are you doing for Lent? Is it going to help you get ready for Easter?

In my travels to the Holy Land, I realized in a new way that the story of salvation has many layers that build and support each other in incredible ways. 

The story of Jesus’ life, death, and resu...

February 12, 2020

Sharing my photos with my family from two weeks in Israel, I knew I had to fly through to keep their attention. I have hundreds of photos, but not even my family wants to go into my adventures in that level of detail.

Today, I will spare you the hundreds and offer you a...

February 11, 2020

“It is good that we are here.”

Standing on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, these words echoed in my heart much as they had been spoken by Peter after witnessing Jesus’ transfiguration on the mountaintop.

“It is good that we are here.”

It is good that I am here.

Just as...

January 20, 2020

I am kicking off the new year with an incredible trip. I’m headed to the Holy Land for two weeks!

I’ve never been, and I can’t wait to spend time in the places where Jesus lived, taught, performed miracles, died, was buried, and rose again.

Many people who have visited t...

January 13, 2020

My whole family likes to ski.

I don't.

Every time we went skiing over the last several years, they would all glide down the slopes, skis floating above the snow, turning with ease, stopping on a dime. Me? I would sink into the snow, couldn't turn my skis without huge eff...

January 6, 2020

I always celebrate Epiphany by taking down the Christmas decorations. Actually, I make sure that the decorations stay up until Epiphany because the Christmas season lasts that long. No reason to close it up early!

As we put away the tree, the lights, and the decorations...

December 30, 2019

I don’t usually do the word of the year thing, and I don’t really do resolutions very well. I just can’t keep to one thing for an entire year.

This year, though, God pretty clearly gave me a word that would be my focus.

Beloved.

I will say that I was pretty curious at the...

December 23, 2019

As we say in our house, “It’s Christmas Eve Eve!”

Two days left. 

It’s almost time for that most holy of nights when we stop all the preparation and receive the gift we have been waiting for.

Whether your Advent has been filled with Christmas carols and daily devotional r...

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