With You

What if it doesn’t get better? What if it doesn’t work out like you’d like? What if the circumstances don’t change? What if you’re right where you’re meant to be? What if everything you have is everything you need? What if this moment is enough? Maybe the hope isn’t far off. Maybe the promise is... Continue Reading →

Yet

The stares. The whispers. The cold shoulders. The confrontations. The rumors. The disappointment. The disapproval. The disbelief. Imagine being Mary at Josephs family reunion. Imagine being Joseph. There you are. Pregnant. Unmarried. With a wild story about an Immaculate Conception. How was the family supposed to react? Yet, they stayed faithful. To their God. To... Continue Reading →

Maybe It Won’t

What have you ruled out? What have you dismissed? What have labeled impossible? What have people said about you? Where are the limitations they place? What do they think you are incapable of? Do you believe them? Do you see impossibilities? Absurdities? Futility? Failure? Maybe it won’t happen. That doesn’t mean it can’t. Just because... Continue Reading →

Missing Something

It can certainly be lonely. We’ve all tried to do it ourselves. We’re the ones that are making things happen. We’re the ones who get results. We’re responsible. In control. The water is leaking through the dam and we’re plugging holes. But every time we do, another hole opens up. It’s exhausting. The plates are... Continue Reading →

Are You?

Available. Ready. Willing. Waiting. At the drop of a hat. In the blink of an eye. The moment the gun goes off. Running. Full speed. No hesitation. Here am I. 38 Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from... Continue Reading →

Our Systems

Something is bound to pop up. Something unexpected. Something surprising. Something confusing. We don’t always deal well with surprise. It upsets our perceived control. It breaks our systems. It blurs lines and crosses boundaries. But what if we leaned into it? 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with... Continue Reading →

I’m Not…

But I’m not good enough. I don’t know enough. I don’t have the right credentials. I don’t have the right background. The right experience. The right skill set. The right personality. I’m not strong enough. I’m not fast enough. I’m not smart enough. I’m not empathetic enough. I’m not… Yes, you do. You have. You... Continue Reading →

As Planned

Things don't always go as planned. The dream doesn’t always look like you thought it would look. It doesn’t always happen on your time. The details of reality are almost guaranteed to clash with your projected vision. Mary was giving birth the Son of God. She did it in a cattle stall. Things don’t always... Continue Reading →

Keep Going

Mary got pregnant. Immaculately. Then she told Joseph. He didn’t believe her.  Here was Mary, ready to live into this promise she had just heard from an angel. But Joseph didn’t cooperate. In fact, he was looking for a divorce. Mary must have been confused, angry and frustrated. Sometimes the steps aren’t always what we... Continue Reading →

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