In Vigil

In Vigil

Sitting on the floor outside her hospital room, the three girls whispered, afraid to disturb the patient. Listening to each noisy breath, they whispered so voices would not obscure any new sound. When the breathing faltered, their whispers ceased. When breathing...
In Vigil

In Faith

“Where shall we prepare the Passover meal for everyone?”  It was a simple question. So why did it need a detailed, seven-part answer? I read it again. And again. What am I missing here? Obvious observations and applications immediately stand out to me: The disciples...
In Vigil

In Generosity

“I’m nervous about you reading my writing.” The girl looked over, eyes cautiously, carefully communicating that the risk felt big, but she was taking it anyway. For the sake of deepening relationship and pushing against her own felt barriers, the risk felt worth it to...
Risk

Risk

Dependability. Hospitality. Friendship. Courage. Openness. Curiosity. Nurture. Aside from all of them being heart habits to cultivate, can you guess what each has in common with the other? Yep, you guessed it. Risk. Eleanor Roosevelt said this: “Do one thing every day...
Risk

Dependability

Webster defines dependability as, “the quality of being trustworthy and reliable.” In other words, “coming through” on what you say you will do. This quality is nothing on its own but takes its importance from another word: “relationship.” Without relationship, does...