Conversations with Grace

O to Grace how great a debtor, daily I’m constrained to be! Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee. I love the hymn Come Thy Fount of Every Blessing. Each line of every verse is so perfectly scripted to speak to my heart in specific seasons.  Tonight I was overcome…

Sleepless

I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. Psalm 16:7 I started writing this post at 2 am in my mind. Now its 4 am and I’m still awake trying to get the words out of my head. Its been one of those nights, perhaps you’ve been there…

Experienced Not Required

Before I had my own baby, I didn’t have any experience with babies.  I am an only child and I never really baby sat growing up.  One time in high school I baby sat for two kids who were just about 5 years younger than me… we played Super Mario Bros while their parents went…

How To Name A Baby (How We Did At Least)

I wrote a post earlier this year about baby names. At the time, we didn’t yet know if we were team PINK or team BLUE.  Since then we have learned and confirmed that we are having a precious baby girl due in exactly two months!  Of course we were tickled pink (haha) to learn that…

Is Life Meaningless?

I have spent some time in Ecclesiastes lately and have been wondering, is it true that there isn’t anything new under the sun?  Is all the flurry of activity in life, particularly in my own life, meaningless vanity? I am wondering if the things that fill my life are placed there by me or placed…

My personal 9-11 Remembrance

Last year I wrote about what life was like before and after 9-11 for me.  I was working on Capitol Hill that day and the feelings and images of people evacuating (running for their lives) and smoke billowing from the Pentagon still settle in on my mind on the anniversary of 9-11.  This year, my…

Thoughts on Silence and the Idea of Having a Voice…

Ive made no secret of the fact that I have lost my voice.  On Sunday it started to get bad and on Monday I woke up totally speechless.  This has really been tough for me because I looooove to communicate!  While I do use several different mediums for communication, good old fashion verbal communication is…

Who Inspires You?

This question was asked today in a meeting I attended about motivating employees. There were around 50 or so managers in the meeting, divided up at round tables of about 6 or so people each and we were asked to share around the table who is the one person in this world who has inspired…

Images of Easter

I put together this video today to honor Christ.  Last year I traveled to Israel and had the chance to visit all the Holy Sites, and this video shows many of the sites we saw in Jerusalem directly related to Easter.  You will see real live photos of the Jerusalem skyline, the Garden of Gethsemane…