An Organic Conversation – Pt. 2 of 2

An Organic Conversation, Part 1 I ended my talk with these words: We want to be offered solutions but He offers HOPE instead. Hope goes beyond the skin-depth nature of solutions. Hope does not disappoint, despite our continuously changing circumstances. The vivacious woman who had strummed us into worship stepped into transparency and spoke first, “I’ve […]

An Organic Conversation! Pt. 1 of 2

We like answers. We need to make sense of things. We like tidy explanations, reasonable timelines and unlimited resources. We don’t like delays or inconvenience or disappointment. And if I can be candid, Western Christianity can be perceived as entitled, narcissistic and fickle. That’s the hard bit. The heart bit? God longs for us! He desires us–He […]


I have struggled immensely with identity issues.  So, who hasn’t you might ask? Everyone has or will at some point wonder who they are or will question their purpose on this planet. As a victim—I wish there was a better word—of child abuse, my emotional, psychologically and personality development was profoundly interrupted. That’s not a cop out […]

It’s Not a Character Defect or a Faith Deficit!

I hate–I know that’s a strong word–my battle with PTSD. I hate the way stress can jump out of the bushes while I’m happily strolling through life and trigger a storm that leaves me feeling hopeless. Helpless. And most of all, guilty. I recently tripped over a pile of life’s inevitable stressors and landed a five point face-plant.  I […]