Dancing with Angels

At the age of 18, I had an agent in Hollywood and was on track to be another small, blonde actress. It was my dream, my hope, my only goal in life. Finding an agent took one interview. Driving to studios for various auditions was a bit more difficult because I am, and always will […]

The Freedom of Obedience

I met Jesus in a hayfield. I’d heard about him, prayed to him, even conjured up my own image of who he might be. But I hadn’t encountered him for myself, outside of my parents’ religion, until I met him in that field. It was the summer my grandpa died. I was fourteen and desperate […]

Why Driving from the Back Seat is the Safest Position

A back seat driver is, well, someone who tries to drive from the back seat.  For most of us, that can be quite annoying, but that is exactly how God calls us to lead, from the back seat, from a place of anonymity and servanthood.  As I was meditating on the season I found myself […]

A Heart Check: How to Spring Clean from Your Heart Outward

A Heart Check I saw it for the first time this year. When driving home with the kids, my focus shifted to the edge of the tree-lined street. About four driveways down, there stood a white dogwood tree. It was crowned with the beautiful blossoms of spring. Those delicate baby flowers directed my thoughts. I […]