The Unfolding of a Seed

April 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Isaiah, Somehow before you were born I had this big fear that becoming a Mom would mean that I’d lose something. Maybe I was afraid I’d lose myself in motherhood, or miss out on life’s adventures, or fruitfulness in ministry, or some dreams I was afraid would need to die in the wake of parenting. But I’ve been amazed to find just the contrary. Ha...
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Breath and Dust

February 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
“For dust you are, and dust you will return…” On Ash Wednesday, we are reminded that we are dust. That we are frail, that we are limited and that we are broken. The words of this Psalmist calls our attention as we anticipate the Cross, As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how...
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Lessons from a Two Year Old

February 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
In recent posts, I’ve commented on how God has been putting to death my false self so that my true self can come to life through creativity. One of the greatest challenges along the way has been learning how to surrender control and invite collaboration and mystery to take its place. I’ve come to realize that in order to do this, I have to heed Je...
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Creativity - Lessons in Shedding the False Self - Pt. II

January 27, 2016  •  1 Comment
Last week I wrote about how the painting process invites me to live out my true self and silence the lies of the false self. I want to share a few more insights I’ve been learning about this, but as I do I want to invite you to consider: What has God been using in your life to uncover the true self and melt the false self away? I believe He does t...
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How Creativity Saves Me From the False Self - Pt. I

January 17, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I have a problem. It’s more of an addiction, really - to accomplish things. Maybe you can relate. I am a to-do lists person, obsessed with finishing tasks. There’s some kind of gnawing hunger inside that won’t let me move on to rest or play until I’ve finished the work. And it’s more than just a cultural motto “work before play,” it’s a compulsion...
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