I was sitting at the kitchen counter pitting an avocado when the knife slipped. You know how this story ends. I felt the blade caress my hand and saw pieces of green and brown flying everywhere before me. I thought to myself, “Stitches seem to fit this hard season of life I’m in.” I was […]
Hey, Sweetheart, it’s so good to see you. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? But it doesn’t matter. I’m glad you’re here now. I love the time I get to spend with you. You are gorgeous. Do you know that? Do you really know that?
I smiled as I washed my hands and saw a small child’s scribbles on the church bulletin sitting on the bathroom counter. It said: Dada loves loves loves loves loves loves loves loves loves Gracie.” I’m sure that little one just wrote those words to keep herself entertained in adult church. But God left them on […]
We sat in his office—me balling my eyes out, him encouraging, pastoring, and gently correcting me. I desperately needed it. I felt like my whole life was out of whack. He was assuring me I wasn’t alone, I wasn’t broken, and I wasn’t a lost cause. Katie, have you ever heard the story about my […]
God had spoken. He’d brought to mind some words He wanted to share with the missionary in front of me. He wanted to use my mouth to do it. And I straight up didn’t want to repeat what He said. It was one of our first days in Germany and we were praying over a […]
To say that it had been a long day would be an understatement. I was going through some training where they fire hosed us with information all weekend long. By Saturday night, my brain was overloaded. Let’s add some seasonal allergies and a throbbing headache to the mix. I was fried. Useless. Worthless. The responsible […]