Dam Dream

I had a dream in which a man stood in an empty stream bed, dry because of the stone dam in front of him. The man became offended there was no water, and began recounting all the disappointments, offenses, and wounds from his life. And with every one, another rock appeared in the dam. Then …

The Right Questions

The questions you're asking yourself will either contract or expand your life. Constantly dwelling on thoughts like, "why did (or didn’t) this happen," "what if," and "why me," can create a negative mindset, a discouraged heart, and an insecure identity.  But there are other questions that will pull you out of the dark: "What are …

A Time to Build

A quote from my favorite author has been in my thoughts lately: "Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those …

Stay in Love

It’s 3 am, and I’m having my first coffee of the day. That’s not new; I usually wake up ridiculously early. What’s different is that our cat, my little buddy Jack, isn’t lying down in front of me on the table. Jack passed away Monday, after a long battle with cancer. I see in my …

Time for an Epiphany

This week is thought to be one of the most depressing of the year for people—it’s cold, dark, and the post-holiday blues make their annual visit. But that’s not you. Just because the calendar says Christmas is over doesn't mean you’re a different person. The Christmas you, the one who lives in wonder, joy, peace, …