when we can’t save

It’s been more than three months now since we got the call. Precious H, one of our youth group kids, had been struggling for some time. Just the week before we’d made the trek to San Antonio to visit her at a behavioral health center. I naively assumed that this was a successful intervention—she was… Read More

honor the space

The privilege of carrying life is new to me. For 22 weeks, our little one has been growing and developing, taking daily steps toward the milestone of birth. And for 22 weeks, I have been amazed, discouraged, delighted, and plain worn out by the plethora of changes miraculously taking place in my body to accommodate… Read More

whole30 homemade basil pesto

It’s been a long week, between exciting (crazy? intense?) work events and housesitting for friends and still feeling a little behind from our family vacation a week and a half ago. There’s nothing quite as therapeutic as having a little down-time to invest in something good for the soul–reading or writing or spending a few… Read More

those who mourn

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. [Matthew 5:4] There are days here on earth that make the thought of heaven much sweeter—even seasons of time that seem so dark and twisted and muddled that only the promised future holds hope. Come, Lord Jesus! But here we are, in the interim, wading through… Read More