Five Minute Friday

Church as a Haven {Five Minute Friday}

I’m joining with Kate and the Five Minute Friday crew for our weekly 5-minute free writing. Today we’re writing on the word: haven. Go. I never imagined church would be a haven. Funny, isn’t it? Church should be, right? It should be the place we turn when we have nothing else. Heck, it should be… Continue reading Church as a Haven {Five Minute Friday}

Five Minute Friday

Wholeness of Community {Five Minute Friday}

It’s Five Minute Friday time, when I gather with other writers from all corners of the globe as we write together, for just five minutes, on a common prompt. When we put away the inner editor and just let the words flow. Our gracious hostess, Kate, has all the details on her blog, as well… Continue reading Wholeness of Community {Five Minute Friday}

31 Days · Intentional Living

Let’s All Be Brave {#write31days}

I can sum this whole series up in one short phrase, courtesy of Annie F. Downs: Let’s all be brave. Because really what do we have to lose? Being brave gives God room to work miracles in our ordinary, everyday lives. It shows other the true power of a Creator kindles brave and walks with… Continue reading Let’s All Be Brave {#write31days}

31 Days · Intentional Living

Write Brave {#write31days}

I’m not a brave writer. In fact, I usually don’t tell people that I write. It’s scary, because if I do, suddenly expectations come into the equation. Or people start asking questions about what I write. In writing, I do not write brave. I put off posts I need to write, and leave drafts unattended for… Continue reading Write Brave {#write31days}

31 Days · Intentional Living

Bravely Encourage {#write31days}

This world we live in is hard, isn’t it? Every day we face things that strive to bring us down, and sometimes we wander through whole seasons of life where it feels like everyone is taking, but nobody is giving. I daresay we could all use a little more encouragement, right? At the same time,… Continue reading Bravely Encourage {#write31days}

31 Days · Intentional Living

Community of Brave {#write31days}

Brave isn’t something we have to do on our own. In fact, it isn’t something we can do alone. While courage resides within us, it usually takes some sort of community to bring it forth. Whether it’s whispering a dream to a best friend, asking for prayers from your faith community, or simply receiving encouragement… Continue reading Community of Brave {#write31days}

31 Days · Intentional Living

At the Edge {#write31days}

I stood at the edge, my toes lined up against the harsh horizontal line in front of me, separating me from open space. I barely had a moment to register the gorge gaping wide in front of me before the guide started counting down quickly… “5, 4, 3, 2, 1!” I bent my knees slightly,… Continue reading At the Edge {#write31days}

Five Minute Friday

Celebrate Together {Five Minute Friday}

It’s Five Minute Friday time, when I gather with other writers from all corners of the globe as we write together, for just five minutes, on a common prompt. When we put away the inner editor and just let the words flow. Our gracious hostess, Kate, has all the details on her blog, as well… Continue reading Celebrate Together {Five Minute Friday}

31 Days · Faith · Reviews

Staying is the New Going {and an Announcement}

I recently finished Staying is the New Going by Alan Briggs, and my initial gut response is “wow”. This book was nothing like what I expected, and more encouraging that I ever imagined. I started reading it, thinking it would be book about focusing on local missions, rather than big international trips. And I think… Continue reading Staying is the New Going {and an Announcement}