Tagged: hope

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pain for glory

“Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” It is those words of Jesus in John 9 that I heard...

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a hope for today

I’ve never been one to speak out about politics. But something about today has gotten me inspired. You’d have to live under a rock to not know that Donald Trump was elected as our...

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carry you

“…He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart…” – Isaiah 40:11 This snapshot. An image from our first full day in Embo. I can’t begin to describe the...

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step into the light

There was a time when I found myself on the cold concrete of my kitchen floor. I was navigating through a time of confusion – or despair, rather – in regards to my physical health. It happened...

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beautiful things

“You make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of the dust. You make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of us.” – Gungor, Beautiful Things I wrote this post yesterday, but the day...

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a light in the darkness

I have faced a dark road of health issues over the last twelve years. From complications with a fake tooth to chronic back pain and stomach issues (which we now know were highly likely...

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a crack in the door filled with light

“In this wasteland where I’m living, there is a crack in the door filled with light…” – Needtobreathe, Wasteland I woke up this morning and this is the first thing I saw. Now, I...

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stranded halfway across the country?

“My heart is in my hometown but my feet are in LA.” – La Vie Have you ever felt as if God’s led you somewhere and then doubted yourself once you got there? Have...

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falling apart.

Sometimes I take dramatic pictures of myself. Call me crazy. I’m an actor. This summer I was alone down on the dock in Texas preparing emotionally to play the role of Riva. I was...