Hold Fast

I (Beth), am honored that my friend Cam Malpass agreed to share an excerpt out of her new book with us today.  Cam and I spent the summer of 2009 in Clearwater, Florida on summer mission with Cru.  The summer was filled with bugs crawling on us in the night, a strange man dying in…

When Desire Becomes Demand

On any given day of the week, my list of desires seem endless. A house full of laughter A family that increases in number and doesn’t just decrease Travel to Italy and bike through Tuscany Ride a donkey up a hill in Greece (cue Mamma Mia) Go on a walk with a boy I like…

Oxford

My love for C.S. Lewis (aka: Jack) started when I was ten years old. Everyday, my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Hebb, read aloud the Chronicles of Narnia to our class. I remember where I was sitting; right next to the window in front of Tina, who knew an awful lot about sex for a ten…

Weep Together

Written by: Jarrod Justice   The woman in the purple dress said, “My eight-year-old granddaughter was diagnosed with cancer this week—and I wanted a drink so bad.” The room fell silent. Suddenly I could feel my heart stand at attention. It was like a queen had entered, speaking to her most trusted advisers. We all…

The Third Weekend in May

May 20, 2016 The calendar says it has been 18 years. 18 times the 3rd weekend in May has come and gone. Some years I am more aware of it than others. Today I sit in the quiet listening to the rain. After this week, the rain is a welcome gift that makes being inside…

Authenticity

Recently I sat around a table with college girls I mentor and with an older, wiser woman from our church who had invited us over to her home. Mrs. Melinda began asking about each of us and it was not very long before we looked like we were shooting a commercial for Kleenex. As each…

All Is Well

“God, of your goodness, give me yourself; you are enough for me, and anything less that I could ask for would not do you full honor. And if I ask anything that is less, I shall always lack something, but in you alone I have everything.” ― Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love This…

“Why aren’t you married?”

“Why aren’t you married?” There are 100 creative ways I could answer this question, and if you are reading this, I am sure you have had to answer it as well. This question is often posed at the most wonderful time such as family reunions, holidays and most often by my great aunt. #blessher #blessme…

What is the one brave thing you will do today?

“What is the one brave thing you will do today?” In October, Don Miller encouraged an audience of 1,000 of us scared humans to wake up in the morning and ask ourselves that question.  A few months ago I started to make this a part of my every day.  At first it just felt a…

Both

I was nervous.  I was about to tell my friend Chastin that I was going to have to leave her bachelorette weekend early.  In the chaos of job change, starting a non profit and all that entails, the process of communicating with supporters has been slow.  My home church invited me to come and speak…