When God Asks You to Take Out the Trash


I hate taking out the garbage. It is by far the worst of all household tasks. It might be my superhuman olfactory senses. Or because the colossal effort it requires to take out the trash remains unappreciated to the naked eye, tucked under the sink. It may have a smidge to do with the fact […]

Waiting To Be Noticed


I leaned against the metal railing that circled the dance floor. The beat of the music vibrated through every bone in my body. My eyes were on my slim twenty-something friends as they gyrated to the beat of Duran Duran with some boys we had just met. I hated Duran Duran. At home I secretly […]

A New Anointing for a New Year


The Spirit of the Lord is upon me and He has anointed me. The Spirit of the Lord is upon you and He has anointed you. The Spirit of the Lord is upon us and He has anointed us. Yes, Lovelys, my one word for 2014 is … anointing. It’s not a word I sought […]

Ring in the New Year with One Word


When I first heard about the concept of choosing only one word to guide me through the year I envisaged limitation. How could anyone possibly walk through a year with only one word to lean on? What about New Year’s resolutions? Don’t we need to set goals? I always believed I did. At the time […]

Out of the Depths Came Joy


“I stepped away from the buffet table, afraid to be content with an empty plate. But to my surprise, the food I was hungry for, showed up in abundance.” I have been in a season of intense joy in my faith. And I really, really didn’t want to say why. Here’s why: The joy started […]