I returned to in-person worship inside my church building two weeks ago, for the first time in a year. When the world as we knew it came to an abrupt stop, I imagined a return to worship filled with jubilant singing, clapping, and shouts of praise, punctuated by a buoyant, contagious energy. The room wouldContinue reading “REASSURINGLY His”


This morning I sipped a cup of coffee and just cried. I cried with gratitude. I cried with exhaustion. I cried with relief, thanks, frustration, weariness, and empathy. Let’s be real: We just survived a natural disaster in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s ok to not be ok. “Unprecedented times” fatigue continues toContinue reading “EMOTIONALLY His”


I routinely dropped my son off at school one morning, and watched as he climbed out of the back seat. I offered my typical, “Bye, sweetie!” He replied, “Bye sweetie Mommy,” quickly closed the door, and off he went. I sat in the car for a moment, giggling at his funny farewell. This was decidedlyContinue reading “ETERNALLY His”