TEARS IN A BOTTLE

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book.”  — Psalm 56:8 God collecting tears in a bottle is a powerful and emotionally intense image depicting the heart of God towards His own. It...

WHY IS LYING SUCH A BIG DEAL?

No one had to teach me how to lie; I was spinning the truth almost as soon as I learned to talk. It came naturally, as you can see from this funny example my mom journaled about when I was just three years old: Paula came to me today with diaper rash cream all over...

YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU LOVE

Leading a retreat for men several years ago, I remember being aware of the spiritual immaturity of some men who had been part of their church for years. The first night I discovered that these men were capable of knowing a lot, including much detailed information....

A MILLION LITTLE DISTRACTIONS

Another day was over, and I had done it again. With sleepy eyes, I reached for the lamp on my nightstand and turned off the light. I fell asleep to the familiar feelings of guilt and regret. I intended to spend some quality time with God that morning. I pulled my...

TO EVERY GIRL WHO FEELS ALONE

“You are not alone.” Those words echo through my mind, reverberating down into the achiest places of my soul today. I know how it feels to step aside and let the wave of darkness surge and swell and crash over your limp body—because it’s strong, you feel weak, and you...