Raised from the Dead…

Acts 14: 19-20 19 Then Jews from Antioch and Iconium came there; and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead. 20 However, when the disciples gathered around him, he rose up and went into the city. And the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe. I’ve read Acts 14 […]

Cold Front

It snowed today in Denver.   This is not the first time I’ve been in Denver when it is snowing. But it is the first time I have lived in Denver when it is snowing. It is also the first time I’ve walked to the grocery store in the snow or walked to the coffee […]


Last night I did some wrestling with God. We argued. Okay…I argued. God listened. Come to think of it I’m not sure that is what you call an argument. The basics of the discussion were me going back and forth between asking God to take the gifts I have and give me more traditionally acceptable […]

Fragile Courage (originally from a different blog)

Fragile adjective–easily broken, shattered, or damaged; delicate; brittle; or frail Courage noun–the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear, bravery This week I own my own fragile courage. Normally a word like fragile makes me balk because it implies weakness or damage. And as a […]

Letting Go (originally from a different blog)

LETTING GO TAKES LOVE To let go does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else To let go is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization I can’t control another To let go is not to enable, but allow learning from natural consequences To let go is […]

A Quiet Mind (originally from a different blog)

While scribbling my “Morning Pages” today I noticed a theme. I keep saying that I need to “quiet my mind” or that I want a “quiet mind”. So I went on a little exploration in my pages about what that means and here is what I came up with. * Some of you may not […]

church verses Church (originally from a different blog)

This is a tough blog to write. Not because I’m about to be very honest. Being honest is practically my personal calling card. Nope…that’s not the reason. The reason it’s tough to write is because a lot of my friends are Christians. And in my opinion there is no group tougher to be vulnerable and […]

Skittles: Keeping Leah Sane Since Childhood

Fact #1–In July of 2009 the makers of Skittles changed the ingredients (shellac, gellatin, & the dye used for the red skittles) so that they are now a vegan food. Fact #2–It is a little known fact that I use Skittles to deal with stress. It’s not what you think. I don’t just inhale a […]

My Peace…Your Chains (Originally from a different blog)

I heard Mr. Lee give a lesson this morning (2nd in a series) about how he personally came to the decision that the Bible supports that women have more freedom of ministry in Christ than has been traditionally allowed in the church. To be clear he has stated several times that this was his interpretation […]