When Life is Hard

When I Don’t Understand

When I Don’t Understand

I know that God is good. I know that he is brilliant. Brilliant. I know that he has eyes to see things we are not privy to. That he creates and restores, has plans and pursues. I also know that terrible tragedies and severe mercies exist. I know that while God has great plans for us, he also allows painful circumstances to play out. And somehow all of this can be true at the same time. Even though sometimes I don’t understand what his plans are, or why he allows it.

Eyes That See

Eyes That See

He sees value where we see poverty.  He sees success where we see struggles, he glorifies what we often ignore, condemns what we often worship, invites when we feel unworthy. He is unimpressed with and undistracted by shallow formality and consistently engages with clarity of vision into the person’s heart before him.

The Yoke and the Plow

The Yoke and the Plow

Exhaustion seems to be the undercurrent of our culture right now. COVID just reared up and blasted us over the last 2 years, and while there has certainly been a spectrum of loss, even on the best side of the swing there has been a cumulative ask that has diminished...

I just miss you

I just miss you

I have confidence with all of my capacity, to believe that there is life after death.  I believe that all of the hints and promises about what comes next, the glimpses gifted by God are true.  I believe that I will see my Mamaw and side by side worship and love and...

A New Song

A New Song

I cannot sing.  The first time I realized it I was about 9 and I recorded myself (on cassette tape) singing a clip from “The Little Mermaid.”  When I proudly sat my family down for them to hear it, I was shocked and horrified when I realized I was not, in fact, Amy...

Suffering Well

Suffering Well

We are in the midst of Holy Week.  The biggest popularity shift whiplash ever known in one week’s time.  And the impending purpose of The Announcement which was so formidably offered 33 years prior.  Regardless of what people believe about who Jesus was, nobody argues...