Grandmom

It's been a little over a year now since you finished leaving us here. I will confess that it was a bit difficult getting excited about the Super Bowl this year with that memory fresh in my mind. It's strange how I seem to be able to miss you and forget that you're gone at …

Emmanuel

Wrote this a year ago today. Still like it enough to share again.   With hidden face This fallen race Had watched you from afar. The toil and strife Of earthly life A sentence self imposed. And still we hoped Messiah's birth Might bring us victory. Yet conquering king On angels wing Was not how …

After My All

Few songs have had the same staying power in my life as Justin McRoberts' song After My All. I first heard it in college, sometime around 2000 and it just landed on me like a ton of bricks. So much of what we do in ministry ends up leaving us exhausted, beat up and run …

The Weight

Can you feel it too? This extra weight we all seem to be carrying on our shoulders? Is it me or does it seem worse this year than ever before? In one hand we hold the promise of the joy of Christmas, the cheer and merriment that are supposed to come with the "holiday season". …

Still Fighting It

I listen to a lot of music. It's almost always on but I think a lot of the time it tends to be in the background, not really hitting my conscious mind. Every now and then something plays and the lyrics finally hit the right part of my brain and sink in. Today was one …

40

  Always been one of my favorite U2 songs and it seems fitting right now for many reasons. So many psalms have this beautiful combination of waiting and longing (which I think many of us can relate to) and remembering the promise that our God will deliver us. And so we continue to sing this …

Brokenness Aside

  If you're sensing a theme in where my head and heart have been lately, you might be on to something. Thankful for a Savior who takes seasons of brokenness and makes something beautiful.