The Gaze of God and Gaga.

11/6 ((from Kate)) The old adage about how it’s always in the last place you look? Well I certainly didn’t plan on finding conviction in the nosebleeds at a Lady Gaga concert last night, but whaddya know? As she sat down, in a black velvet bodysuit with one bedazzled sleeve, on the bench of her…

The Ghost of No.

11/5 ((from Holly, an adventure-loving, Jesus-following creative living beautifully in gorgeous Alaska. you can see more of her life here! Subbing in for Bridget as she is home from Uganda for a couple of weeks traveling, sharing, and preaching this morning!)) A ghost used to haunt my mom’s closet. Eerie, white, suspended above the floor. Reminiscent…

A Hidden Yes?

11/4 ((from Eve)) A job I really wanted. For that guy to ask me out. Acceptance into those grad school programs I applied to. For that friend to follow Jesus. A baby. For miraculous healing of a dear friend. All prayers I’ve prayed that God seemingly said “no” to. And it’s not just in my…

Shiny Stoves & Good Gifts.

11/3 ((from Courtney)) His chubby little hands grappled at the dog bowl. “No, no!” His dimples popped out as he clutched at the stove knobs. “No, no!” He tries to follow me up stairs, down bumpy sidewalks, and into the bathroom. He wants to play in the toilet and slam doors. He’s 10 months old,…

Not Yet.

11/2 ((from Jessica)) Have you ever asked God to “show up?” Have you ever called upon Him to do His work and bare His miracle-wielding muscles? Have you been there? And while you’ve been there, begging and pleading for the presence of God to come and intervene, have you ever been met with what feels…

神が私にはいいのです.

11/1 ((from Megan)) For awhile tucked into an upstairs empty bedroom in the house across from Yaohan grocery store in Tsurutamachi neighborhood, furniture sat waiting for us to come back. Sofas my husband had lifted through our second story window, electric blankets to survive freezing winters without central heating, tangible evidence of how deeply enmeshed…