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November 15, 2018

Today would have been my daughter’s 16th birthday. If things would have been different, we would be driving to the Department of Public Safety and taking an awkward picture for her first driver’s license. We would have been going out to Chuy’s for dinner because surely...

November 12, 2018

For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth . . . Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant...

October 16, 2018

Hello, I'm Misti Gil, and I'm a renter.

~Hi, Misti.~

That's right. I'm a middle-aged woman who has been married for 17 years and has a high schooler yet has never owned a home.

Wait. I take that back.

We owned one for 2 whole years. We thought we had finally made it like a...

September 27, 2018

I'm jealous of a toddler. He's playing outside my window at the library with complete and bold abandon. Frocked in his corduroys, black Nikes and fire engine sweatshirt, he's chasing the local ducks over hills and through splashy puddles. And he DOES NOT CARE even one...

September 19, 2018

Follow you?

Trust you?

What does that even mean?

When life is askew

and the future unseen?

When all turns are dark

And shadows assail

Confusion hangs heavy

And faith seems to fail?

It makes more sense

To research and try

To figure it out

Answer all the whys.

Surely God meets me

As I...

August 15, 2018

Quick confession: last week I encouraged you to choose joy in the midst of your trial. Can I just tell you last night I did not do such a great job? I straight up got irate with God because he let the dogs next door bark into oblivion for a full hour in the middle of t...

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