a letter to you from me

control is a funny thing. the older i get and the more i experience life, i learn that i have both more and less control over myself, other people, and the circumstances around us all. i learn that i am a drop in the bucket, a vapor in the wind, a flower quickly fading, a […]


i absolutely love my sister’s writing. so proud of everything she is and all that she will be. what a painful yet beautiful and powerful story. It doesn’t matter what you do . . . so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you […]

this isn’t about

working less or more, necessarily. this isn’t about homemade or takeout, or full time or part time, or the specific ways we choose to live out our days. it’s about rejecting the myth that every day is a new opportunity to prove our worth, and about the truth that our worth is inherent, given by […]


God has not called us to be victims, but victors. Never let what other people have done to you become bigger than what God has done for you. Let the waters rise I will stand as the oceans roar Let the earth shake beneath me Let the mountains fall You are God over the storm […]

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]


Matthew 14 Jesus walks on water. He walks on the waves. He walks on the the very thing that terrifies the disciples the most.┬áJesus walked on our problems like they were nothing. Peter looks beyond the waves and sees Jesus and responds:┬áLord if you’re calling me – I’m in! God-sized assignments always start with a […]