Suffering is universal. It is not a question of if we will suffer; it is simply a matter of when. For many, the problem of pain is a stumbling block, causing them to question the existence of a loving God. Others, just yield to the pain, allowing it to define and, at times, consume them. But for a … [Read more...] about Can We be Grateful in Suffering?
Friends, this is a post a wrote several years ago that is speaking to me in this season. I hope it speaks to you, too. Can tapping into our creativity help us transcend chronic pain and illness? Can art heal not only our bodies but also our soul and spirit? Questions like these have been part … [Read more...] about Can Art Heal?
Not long ago, during a time when stress and fatigue had taken their toll on my body, I booked a weekend away at a local bed and breakfast. Nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, I watched breathtaking mountain sunsets, delighted in deer frolicking in the woods, and sat for hours in a red … [Read more...] about Harnessing the Power of Place
I'm thrilled to be featured at Christianity Today's Gifted For Leadership site today. Check out my article, "Married, Spiritually Single, and Called to Lead." Here's a little blurb to whet your appetite: As a married woman in leadership whose husband doesn’t share her faith, I’ve learned that … [Read more...] about Married, Spiritually Single, and Called to Lead
Simple living can seem elusive. In a world focused on achieving and accumulating more and bumper stickers that read, “He who dies with the most toys wins,” the reality of simple living seems like some pie-in-the sky ambition, a trend. Despite the proliferation of products, books, magazines, classes, … [Read more...] about Simple Living
“There is a fine balance between presenting to You all my weakness and thinking it can’t be done.” ~Joni Eareckson Tada Disability. Deformity. Two words I feared that could change the course of my life forever. Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and related inflammatory diseases more than 20 … [Read more...] about Leading in Weakness: Don’t Think It Can’t Be Done