three years in | three things i’ve learned

Tomorrow we begin our 4th year here in Waynesville, NC. Three years ago today we moved from Summerville, SC, leaving behind family, friends, our church community, jobs and everything we’ve known for a lifetime, all because God asked us to. Three full years have...

goodbye 2017 . . . hello 2018

Many of you have already posted or tweeted or social media’d (you’re welcome for THAT new word) your OneWord focus or even your list of goals for 2018.¬† I’m late to the game. Partially because I’ve been revamping my website and partially...

navigating disappointment well

No one likes disappointment. I know I don’t. There’s something so cruel about getting your hope up only to have it crushed in one quick, fatal blow. If you’re like me, you probably find yourself saying the right things to try and soften the blow, but...

happy birthday to me

So I’m 46 today. Honestly, 46 isn’t a special birthday – I’m not 40 (been there done that) and I’m not 50 (dear Lord that’s so close I can’t even think about it right now). I’m just 46. But this past year, especially...

on comparison and sharing my sermon from Haiti

While I was in Haiti I had the honor of preaching on that Friday night and my topic was about Comparison and how we all fall prey to it – and more importantly, how we can be free from it. Thought I would share my notes here. We Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made...

Making the most of the wait.

Not weight. ¬†Wait. Lord knows there’s plenty I could do with that. But I digress. It’s been a very interesting couple of years. Lots of ups, lots of downs and lots of in-betweens. I must admit that processing through the gamut of emotions attached to such...