Feeding the Soul

A Prayer for Broken Passion

I have been thinking about passion the last few days. I meet so many passionate people as I make my way through the Old Testament. Hannah spilled her passion on the floor of the temple in the form of tears as she prays for a little one. David danced passionately down the streets of Jerusalem as he brought the Ark of the Covenant home. Naked, no less. Hosea had a passion for Gomer because God [Read more...]

I Hope You Dance

Today’s Letter to Me is from a fellow For the Love Launch Team member, Andrea Stunz. This lovely lady has such wisdom and grace in her words. She encourages me daily and I am so very thankful for that. She is the keeper of Empty Plate Full Heart (this post is one of my favorites) and I am honored to have her letter to share with you today. Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever [Read more...]

Jesus Take the Big Wheel

Today’s Letter to Me is from my friend, Amanda Rosler. We met through Jen Hatmaker’s For The Love Launch Team. She is such an encourager! She blogs at Abiding Trust where she both encourages and challenges her readers to live with a deep trust in God. Please welcome, Amanda! Dear 6-year-old self, Amanda Rosler, age 6 You see this picture? In your 6-year-old world, everything seems to [Read more...]

Letters to Me

(a letter to my younger self) May 6, 2004 Dear Kelly, Tomorrow morning around 2 a.m., your water will break and your life will change forever. You prayed for this child for years thinking motherhood would be the culmination of your purpose. You have no idea how being a mom is going to crack you, threatening to empty your soul. Your time is your own right now. You can wake early to pray, or stay [Read more...]

There Are No Ordinary People

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. CS Lewis, The Weight of Glory When I review my day, I can see their fuzzy faces in my mind. The young [Read more...]

Do Your Gospel Thing

About a year ago I started processing where I have been, what my passions are, and what I dream for the future. I landed on writing. The best platform for a writer to practice and receive feedback is blogging. Here’s the thing about writing, blogging specifically: it is scary and hard. You write your best piece and expect it to possibly, maybe, pick up some steam or catch fire. What you get [Read more...]

Self-Care Without Guilt

The back of my mind is a busy place. I bet yours is, too. No matter what I am doing, there is a list of things running around back there, jumping up and down, begging for my attention. Those little things jump higher and yell louder if I am doing something for me. Like an angry mob, they join forces and chant one word that causes me to question the validity of my choice for self-care: [Read more...]

A Peek Inside My Journal

Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen and called its name Ebenezer; for he said, “Till now the Lord has helped us.” 1 Samuel 7:12 I just returned from digging in a box in the basement. Not one of those frustrated “where did I put that” digs. It was a treasure hunt of sorts. I have a Rubbermaid box full of journals from the last 20 years. It [Read more...]

The Day the Sun Didn’t Work

It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. Luke 23:44-45 (emphasis added) Few things on this earth are certain. Gravity. Boiling point. Sunrises and sunsets. The list of uncertainty is unending. Marriage. A heartbeat. Trust. Interest rates. Even the earth itself can shake, crack, and slide leaving [Read more...]

The Fringe Hours FREE Online Book Study

I had the honor of serving on the launch team for Jessica Turner’s new book, The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You. I shared with you last month how very revolutionary this book was in my life. It shook the foundations of guilt that I constructed through most of my adult life that busy = godly. I was released to enjoy down time, whether that is 5 minutes between the laundry and dishes or [Read more...]