Goodness · the Word

awkward nearness and the kindness of light

The light has been a kind teacher in these early days of reassigning HOME.  God uses it to ease my tension the way a shoulder rub extracts a full sigh.   And I have needed that – because I did not get this grand saturating sense of relief out of listening to perfectly beautiful words from our friends or from having prayers answered.  You’re not shocked, are you?  I mean, when does peace arrive on schedule?

good questions · Goodness · moments of truth · relationships · the Word · Year end recap

a year in seconds 🎬, take one!

Because I love you, here’s my #bestnine2017 and a video of #1secondeveryday for 2017!  If there is one big thing I learned this year, it’s this:

Living wide open and showing your work is the only way to be a light bearer who can be trusted in the dark.

Books · dreams and goals · good questions · Goodness · Stories · Worth

summer☀️school for the soul

There will be days, this summer, after all that sand and sun, when you might just crave a little soul-deep soak in lessons that someone else has already learned the hard way.  

One small shortcut to wise, please, hold the jimmies.  Can’t it just be that simple?

I’ve got you.

#cultivatecourageous · #write31days · Books · Family · Goodness · relationships

half empty or half full?

When things happen to us, we sift and resift information to shape how we see the world….it’s all in the framing. – Shankar Vedantam

Asking our friends about their core optimism or pessimism is always fascinating. You may think you have a handle on where she falls on the spectrum just from doing life together, but your opinion about her does not make it so.

The right amount of curiosity cracks open a doorway to deeper trust.