Hope Beyond Imagining

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved the idea of flying. In fact, any time I could pretend to be a superhero, it was always a flying superhero. Even in my sleep, my recurring dream as a child and young adult was a “flying” dream. In a world where folks can strap...

Inconventiently Loved

My daughter and I were having a conversation recently about relationships. It’s not the first time we’ve had such a conversation, of course. She’s a young lady who is trying to navigate all the “new” stuff of life as an adult in a world...

Somebody With a Face On

When my daughter, Lydia, was a little girl, she had nightmares pretty regularly. Without fail, when she’d have one of these nightmares, she’d leave her bed and come into me and my husband’s room, sniffling all the way. She’d stand by my side of the bed until I ‘woke...

An Overheard Prayer

Reading someone else’s journal or diary is a definite no-no, right? I mean, it’s a glimpse into someone’s most intimate thoughts, unguarded and candid in a way we’d never feel comfortable expressing out loud. There’s this sense of vulnerability to the moment, in my...

Faith is…Putting Your Boots On

My family and I are big fans of The Chronicles of Narnia. The book series is a powerful set of stories with one bigger theme from the first book to the last, but there’s something extra-magical about The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. We are introduced to the...

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