Young Mother, Thank You for Showing Up

Before having a child, no one warned me that it would profoundly change my experience of church. For the first few months, we hardly made it out on Sundays. But after we got into a routine and started attending relatively regularly again, I was surprised by how different church was. Not only did it take […]

Every Worthwhile Project

“I hang on to hope. I keep pressing on. I stay faithful to the task at hand.” Every worthwhile art project I’ve ever undertaken, I have hated. Somewhere in the middle of the creating process, I have inevitably hit a point where I felt frustrated, stuck and miserable about whatever I was working on. I’m […]

The Holiness of Napping

“As the people stood in the distance, Moses entered into the deep darkness where God was.” (Exodus 20:21, NLT) When I was 27 years old, I walked into the darkest time of my life. I didn’t know at the time that in this darkness I would also meet God. I was a young missionary, exhausted from […]

When Half A Night’s Sleep Is Still Enough

“I looked to physical rest to give me strength when God wanted me to put my hope in Him instead.“ “Why do you keep thinking you don’t have enough energy?” my husband asked me one night. “You made it through today. You made it through this year of being a new mom. Why do you insist that you’re […]