Stories about hope

Twelve More Stories in the Life of a Writer

Motivation and mantras. Rejection and rewrites. Ideas and confession—and a personal addiction. Here are twelve more stories in the life of this writer, including the one about the best...

The Writing Life – I Have an Addiction.

I HAVE AN ADDICTION. I think about the origin of the thoughts whispered so subtly into our hungry-for-something-more ears. Back, before a woman and a man and paradise and...

Hope (Advent)

The heart rests on two picture books, the glow of a candle calling out its design. It was a treasure found in Kenya on one of my latest journeys....

Hope. Love. Joy. Peace. And Christmas.

As I write this little letter, Brad is stoking the fire in the living room. He’s got a pot of chili cooking, which heralds cold weather and something that...

The Beauty of Expectancy.

In the days in-between the glorious moments of beautiful birth and humble offering, the days before what had been promised and prophesied was revealed to all – the world...

15 wonders what we now believe.

Fifteen years is a lifetime for my friend’s daughters now in middle and high school. It’s almost half of my son’s life story. It’s a portion of my marriage....

A Fine Day for You to be God

My hands felt so empty. I wanted to snatch her from the slum and be her safekeeping, to build a big house and take away all longing, to make...

The World Inside.

But for forty days, save a few hours of guests stopping by, it was just Mary and Joseph and Jesus. I wonder what life was like in those forty...

Shoot like a Girl | World-Changer

I sat at the coffee shop, across the table from a beautiful fiery-souled woman who had just adopted a child from a troubled foreign land and was ready to...

Shoot like a Girl | Restore (#31days)

Day 10: Galveston, Texas. We drove slowly through the neighborhood next to the place called BackTrack and far from the water and beaches where seven million people play each...

Shoot like a Girl |Bish (#31days)

Day 7: Piney Woods, East Texas. His little eyes lit up with wonder as his mom put on his boots and his dad gave him the bright green Snoopy...

Shoot like a Girl | Miracle (#31days)

Day 3 | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala When I first visited the children at Little House of Refuge, the walls of the orphanage were exposed and molded cinder block, electricity was...