marriage is subtraction

I was thinking about marriage the other day, as I was getting ready for work. It took a hot minute for me to realize God was present, directing the entire conversation I was having with myself.  I pondered my young, selfish view of marriage so many years ago, and then how many people I see… Continue reading marriage is subtraction


we can stop inviting Jesus

"'Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.' Jesus replied, 'Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.'"  "'Lord,” another of His disciples said, “first let me go bury my father.” But Jesus told him,… Continue reading we can stop inviting Jesus

Blog, Studies

heroes: Enoch

We're walking through the Hall of Faith together, in Hebrews 11. A link to the previous post will be at the end of this one. "By faith Enoch was taken away so he did not experience death, and he was not to be found because God took him away. For prior to his removal he was… Continue reading heroes: Enoch

Blog, Studies

heroes: cain & abel. what are you pointing at?

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did. I've read commentaries. Looked up the original words in Hebrew. Tried every way I know to peek underneath this verse, but the fact is, God never tells us why He preferred Abel's offering over Cain's. But we can still go deeper and find… Continue reading heroes: cain & abel. what are you pointing at?


a deep drink from the humility well and keeping the realms straight

"The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor." - Luke 4:18 / Isaiah 61:1 Yesterday, I spent a good part of my day drinking deep. Sitting right here, in my favorite spot, listening to worship music and reading scripture. I happened on Isaiah 61 and I heard… Continue reading a deep drink from the humility well and keeping the realms straight

Just Me

what i’m learning at the fire hydrant

I had no idea what it would really be like, this year devoted to going deeper with God. They tried to warn me. They told me the discipleship training school would be like trying to drink from a gushing fire hydrant.  But, I've never tried to take a drink like that, so it was like trying… Continue reading what i’m learning at the fire hydrant

In the Word

leave there. come here.

Look down. That's my new thing. If I'm walking, I'm watching. For crickets. Or spiders the size of my fist. Or tiny lizardy things that are blazingly fast when you're chasing them around your kitchen. I live in Texas now, so the way I do life has changed. I will never again go to Taco… Continue reading leave there. come here.