Ponderings

Sustained in the Wait

The Wait of Advent Much of December, up to Christmas Day, is referred to as the season of Advent, which means "coming." For many Christians, these weeks offer an opportunity for a time of preparation as we await the coming of The Greatest Gift - Jesus - and the fact He is coming again, just… Continue reading Sustained in the Wait

Ponderings

Floats and Ducks and The Deep

Floats and Ducks Floats float. (Surprising, I know.) They sit safely upon the surface of the deep water and hold up whatever sits upon them. That's their job. And they do it well, unless they're losing air—then, whatever they're holding up sinks. (Again... Surprise!) So, for years I was obsessed with thinking a life of… Continue reading Floats and Ducks and The Deep

Ponderings

Jesus, The Object

Sweet friends, there are rarely easy or satisfying answers to all the "Why's?" in this life. (Frustratingly, enough!) And, it really seems that no matter how well we may think we understand people or know the Bible or Jesus, we're often left shocked, surprised, or simply sitting in silence with all these unanswered questions. And… Continue reading Jesus, The Object

Ponderings

On Shame, Fear, and a Little Motivation

What motivates you? The idea I’m about to share has been swirling around my mind for roughly five years now, but I think I'm finally ready to write about it. Now the basic, nutshell version is this: We're born into the world with three inescapable ingredients, pride being the first one (not such a surprise… Continue reading On Shame, Fear, and a Little Motivation