The Cocoon

The story usually begins with a very hungry caterpillar eating everything in sight. He stuffs himself until one day he just stops. He hangs upside down, hiding away in a cocoon. Usually the story jumps to a beautiful butterfly breaking free. What happens in between? How does this little larva completely transform? Inside the cocoon,... Continue Reading →

All Things New

And He who was seated on the throne said,“Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Rev 21:5 ESV There have been so many things happening lately that I have been a bit distracted. I love seeing things ( and people) made into... Continue Reading →

Submission to what?

One of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard was a simple song, sung by someone completely humbling themselves. I don’t need the music to be perfect and loud. I want a surrendered heart. Worship is bowing before God, humbling yourself. Submission. What does it mean to submit? To accept or yield to a... Continue Reading →

Can We Talk?

Today as part of a casual conversation at work, I learned that several of my coworkers have family impacted by addiction. I kept quiet and just listened. I wonder if they know.... Addiction touches more families than we realize. All throughout our communities, we find current and past drug use, alcoholism and crisis. So why... Continue Reading →

Those people

There are only a few things that can truly get under my skin. This is one of them. I had a conversation this week with someone who said: We don’t have people like that around here. I guess she didn’t know who she was talking to- we are people like that. I had another conversation... Continue Reading →

Why am I angry?

We all know what happens. Something rubs you the wrong way. Anger rises up inside you. Sometimes we cannot let go of it. Why? What is anger? According to research, anger is an "emotional state" that varies from in intensity and manifestation. Physical and emotional changes take place suddenly, or they build into a deep... Continue Reading →

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