Becoming, Enough, Everyday Grace

Daring Contentment

"I believe that the most important single thing beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare." Maya Angelou When I think of daring. I don't usually think of me. But I have been daring lately. Daring to be content. Daring to be happy with me and the life that is mine. Daring to be unapologetic… Continue reading Daring Contentment

Becoming, Enough, Perspective, writing

Welcoming Empty Pages and Spacious Places

I've been contending with empty pages for a while now. Empty journal pages—pen poised in my hand for 30 minutes and the page still blank. Empty word documents—cursor blinking and not a word to type. Empty pages sometimes feel like failure. In a few days, I will be staring down another blank page. For the… Continue reading Welcoming Empty Pages and Spacious Places

Enough, faith, Image of God, Perspective

Trading Importance for Infinite Worth

"It was going to be one of Rabbit's busy days.  As soon as he woke up he felt important, as if everything depended upon him." -- A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner  "I'll go and see if there's anything [Christopher Robin] wants doing, and then I'll do it for him.  It's just the day… Continue reading Trading Importance for Infinite Worth

Compassion, Enough, faith, Image of God, Love, Perspective

Firing the Critic (especially the one disguised as God)

You're fired. Both of you. Disappointed God voice and unrelenting critic. You may both go because you are not real, and you are not speaking truth or life. You make me wilt, shrivel up, and hide. Now, maybe a disappointed, angry God can transform your heart and mind and life into something beautiful. You and I may be very different, and that is okay. Shame, fear, and guilt--whether God-induced or critic-induced--don't breathe life into my soul. They might influence my behavior for a while, but shame, guilt, and fear are not transforming me or healing me.