A life of stumbling grace. A journey with the discarded. And a little kitchen therapy.

Dr Pepper Cupcakes. Texas Love.

Salut și Dumnezeu să vă binecuvânteze! Right now, I’m in Romania working with Red Page Ministries and FBC Levelland. We’re serving in some beautiful villages in the western part of the country – villages that still struggle to rise from the ravages of Communism. it’s such a beautiful country, and …

This is Where It’s Good.

I lie here in the quiet, the fragrance of the outcasts still lingering on my skin. Dust and city and cigarettes mingled with warm vanilla and freesia, shared by bold embraces under bridges and on street corners. Today I walked with them, sang with them, collected their words like seashells …

Sometimes Rescue.

The darkness has always felt near. But it had never felt so close, so palpable. And that morning, we longed for weaponry and super-hero powers to scale walls and crash through roofs – to grab the women being sold like candy next door. I thought about Flor as I heard …

I’m Taking You, Summer.

In January, the word “redeem” became mine for 2014. By the fourth day of the new year, I was already questioning my ability to redeem anything.  Redemption has come in small ways. But now it’s July. Summer is here. Summer. I burn too easily. I wear the damage. I dread …

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