Happy St. Nicholas Day

Today is the feast day of St. Nicholas. If you missed my post about him (and the delight of secret gifts), you can head on over the The High Calling and check it out. And for a bonus, I’m also moonlighting over at A Deeper Church today, with another brief essay...

A Letter to Myself Three Years Ago

I first “met” Jennifer Dukes Lee two years ago when I timidly entered a contest to win a trip to Laity Lodge for The High Calling retreat. I didn’t win, but Jennifer left a comment on my blog that made me smile and suspect she was a kindred spirit....

All You Can Do

It’s the worst winter of your life—and you’ve known some pretty rotten winters. You’ve hardly slept for months, your hands and feet tingle like stars, and you can’t eat for the boulder of fear that sits in your esophagus. You lie in bed one...

The Jesus People

You come out to the back yard and lower yourself into an Adirondack chair, close your eyes, and turn your face to the August sun. You are 24 days postpartum, and you’ve come out here to escape. Inside your house are eight people and all of them want something from...

A Tree Planted by Water

Blessed is the one who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, who meditates on God’s law day and night. Such a one is like a tree planted by streams of...

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