Why Do We Sing? A Reflection on Psalm 105:1-3

Last Sunday, I preached at my church in Seattle. My sermon was part of the series, “Why We Do What We Do,” in which we’ve been going through every component of our worship service in an effort to gain deeper awareness of the significance of each part. We’ve been exploring why we pray, why we listen… Continue reading Why Do We Sing? A Reflection on Psalm 105:1-3

Fifty-two Weeks of Wisdom · Psalms

The Wisdom of Crying, “Uncle!”

Giving up feels like the most unnatural thing in the world to me. If I say I’m going to do something, I am going to DO it. But in the wake of our seven weeks with Baby D, which left my husband and I exhausted and our kids a bit out of sorts, I’ve been coming to terms with the fact that sometimes crying “uncle” is the wisest thing a person can do.

Fifty-two Weeks of Wisdom · Psalms

The Absolute Essential of Wisdom

As we sang, and as I flipped through the postcards in my mind that marked my own experiences of God’s tremendous kindness and faithfulness over the years, I began to feel deep awe. And I lost it. But what does this have to do with our year of pursuing wisdom?

Family Life · Psalms

On Being Still and Knowing God is God

It’s been a while. Seven months or so, in fact. I’ve missed writing here, I’ve missed the process of sitting with a text and ruminating over it and writing my thoughts and putting them out there to share with you. It’s one of the many things I miss about my life BK (before kids). However,… Continue reading On Being Still and Knowing God is God


Saturday Encouragement: Psalm 119:9-16

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes! With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth.… Continue reading Saturday Encouragement: Psalm 119:9-16