Simple, but oh so challenging.

You were called to love everyone. You were not called to be close to everyone. These were words that a youth leader said this morning to a group of middle schoolers. I wish someone would have said it that simple to me a lot earlier in life. “This is the message you have heard from…

Maybe life isn’t meant to be curated.

  cu·rate2 ˌkyo͝oˈrāt,ˈkyo͝oˌrāt/ verb past tense: curated;  select, organize, and look after the items . select the performers or performances that will be featured. select, organize, and present, typically using professional or expert knowledge. Think about this for a second. How much are we willing to share with those around us – including those that are…

The journey to pursuit.

A couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t sure what it was… Maybe the rain – getting past this season of healing – new rhythms – but it had just all flooded in and I was feeling heaaaaavy. Like wanted to just crawl in a hole and wait for sunshine kind of funk. Have you ever…

Full time everything.

How are you supposed to be a full time spouse – a full time parent – a full time career doer – or a full time (fill in the blank for whatever else!) … You just try. & then you repeat to yourself: “You are not a perfect human. And there is no one else around…

Rest.

Rest. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yolk upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yolk is easy, and my burden is light. // Matthew 11:28-30…