• Encouragement

    Christmas Wonders- Joy

    Did you know that maintaining inner joy is teeth-gritting, knuckle-whitening soul work?  I did not, until recent years. I suffocated the truth about joy with some squirrely thinking.   As a Jesus follower, joy should bubble up in us like one…

  • Encouragement

    Christmas Wonders- Hope

    Hope can be a scary thing.  Dashed hopes are devastating.  Falling from the heights of our expectations is bruising, debilitating.  The next time, we aim lower, safer.  After numerous tumbles, some of us simply stop reaching for any stars lumbering…