Like some of you, I step into this week feeling fragile. Like you, I am carrying heavy demands and hurt feelings. But before I take one step ahead, into this week ahead, I will need to let go of ALL of that, by giving it to God. A Monday Manifesto for the week ahead (say […]
I dialed my friend and told her about the Hard Thing I had to do. “I don’t know how to do this,” my voice shook when I spoke, and I felt hollowed out. “How do I tell him the news? This is so hard.” My friend Michelle said she’d go with me, because that’s what Jesus-sisters […]
I don’t remember what the news was that day, exactly, but I know I was writing about Bill Clinton, and it was my first day of work for The Des Moines Register. My story landed on the front page. It was tucked in the lower righthand corner — “below the fold,” as they say — but […]
How To Find Thanksgiving In The Middle Of Your Pain
“Whether you have lost a loved one to cancer or divorce, whether you are sinking beneath the weight of depression, loneliness, or heartache, here are two ways to find thanksgiving in the middle of your pain.”
When Someone Makes You Feel Small
Don’t let the bullies tell you what you’re worth. The greatest leader of all time says you’re worth more than gold. In fact, God says you are worth a Son!