Archive for the hope Tag

Love Your People Well

Something wasn’t quite right. I couldn’t put my finger on it. I’ve spent the last days in India. I’m visiting friends. I’m tired. Jet. Lag. Is. Real. It’s been an amazing few days but in a few hours, I begin the long journey home. I came to celebrate a major life and work event with them. I was not disappointed.
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Thing

I live in south Louisiana. Covington to be exact. In March we experienced record breaking flooding. Five months to the day later, just as everyone who flooded is completing their renovations and getting moved back in – the unthinkable happened – a system developed over the Gulf and stalled. Early predictions are saying the worst hit parts just to the
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Heart Problems

There is evil in this world. The darkest of darkness we all want to believe cannot exist. It does exist and the darkness grows each time we give it space. There are places we don’t want to go – things we don’t want to acknowledge – beyond our comprehension of evil. Let’s pretend it can’t be that bad. We don’t
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I Am A Sheep of Your Pasture

I took this picture in Spain while driving from Antequera to Malaga. It took my breath away. Pulling over, rolling my window down Рmy breath stilled, my heart overwhelmed. Many of the sheep in the pasture had bells around their necks Рthere were probably a thousand sheep . . . . . .  and the sound was one
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Just Because

It is real. We need to quit feeling like we are failures. We need to quit feeling unloved. Our God loves us so much, He put a piece of himself deep in the center of us when He created us. Now that’s love. Lean into Him. That’s where the peace comes from. That’s where we are empowered to overcome –
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All Those Lives

    Two lives – at least. God designed us to live one life. There are two ways of thinking about that. We are born. We live until we die. Or We live one life at work one at home and another . . . {you fill in the blanks}. The other life is the one we live at church.
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Six Times

I’ve been busy this week – trying to recover from our trip to India. It has been a trying time waiting for my body to flip from the 10.5 hours time change. Gratefully, God created our bodies so uniquely that we are able to do that with a little patience. I have written two stories about my mom’s journey since
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We. Are. Fine.

This week has been a whirlwind. Kea and I have been assisting with medical clinics being held in rural areas. Exhaustion has put us in our beds fast asleep by nine at the latest every night. Most nights it is a struggle to make it past eight. Heat drains our energy and yet an underlying source of energy keeps us
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