What if there is a time for complaining?

What if there is a time for complaining?

Over the last couple of weeks, I have had several interesting conversations about complaining. One friend gave up complaining for Lent. (It is not going very well, in her opinion.)  Someone else was telling me about how hard they are finding things at the moment and...
Wading into silence when there are no words

Wading into silence when there are no words

I have been wading barefoot into silence for the last several weeks, not having adequate words for the weight of things. Just days after writing about carrying each other, our world crashed into silence with the delivery of our baby at just ten weeks. We held her tiny...
When what I really need is a little more space…

When what I really need is a little more space…

Photo Credit: Jon Hansen I carved out a bit more space this season as a response to a God who whispered for it.  For months, I have known that I needed it.  But I didn’t know what I needed it for.  I was actually a bit afraid that I might be missing something, that...
Grace enough for today – and for me

Grace enough for today – and for me

(Photo Credit: Andrea Carol) One of the greatest gifts of living in a cold prairie climate is that it gets cold enough for hoarfrost.  It is the frozen form of dew, an icy proof of the movement of moisture even on such cold mornings.  Breathtakingly beautiful, I would...