Praying Dangerously

I’ve prayed dangerous things. And not to challenge or test God! I think I have because I perpetually hear this one verse spinning on the rotisserie of my gut: “You do not have, because you do not ask.” When I prayed in the psych ward, I prayed dangerously, “God if you...

Live, Laughing!

A few years ago, we took our boys to a park. As I pushed DJ and Andy on the swings they squealed, laughed and yelled, “Higher, Mommy, higher!”  There was little dialogue, and lots of monologue: “Whee!” “Whoa!” “Wha-hooey!” And then, in a seemingly ordinary moment, DJ...

But I Did Cry Over Spilled Milk

Back in 2009-2010, I went through a dark time. I cried a lot.  It was comforting to know that despite the pain causing the tears, God was collecting every one of them (Psalm 56).  There’s an adage, “Don’t cry over spilled milk.” Basically, it...

Jealousy Isn’t Sexy

Jealousy isn’t one of those “sexy” sins. I am more likely to go up to someone and confess, “I’ve been impatient with you,” or “I struggle to trust you.” But rare is the day I go up to someone and confess,...

Loneliness but not Hopelessness

I know people who are lonely right now. I doubt they look at me and think I know how it feels. But I do…I did…in 2000 and 2010.  And I found someone who gets this at a greater pain-level and in a more understandable way than any other human ever could....
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