I Remembered You

I Remembered You

I was walking out to my car carrying an armload of Bibles, sketchbooks, and coats when I heard her call my name out from across the parking lot. She was standing in the church's side doorway, waving her arm to get my attention. I stopped, and we met halfway. "I have something for you!" she [...]

There’s Something About Your Faithfulness, Sister

There’s Something About Your Faithfulness, Sister

You were sitting across from me on Saturday morning, your iced coffee in hand, and that tired smile on your face. You were talking about everything, what your schedule looked like these days, appointments, what you were reading, watching, and listening too. You mentioned things you were struggling with and other things you'd been encouraged [...]

Desperate

Desperate

Twelve months ago I wrote in my journal, "Lord, I feel so desperate. Take away this desperation." Time had done it's job and shown me the insufficiency of my wisdom and wit to sail smoothly through life. I'd messed things up. I'd bitten off more than I could chew. I'd frazzled myself in a state [...]

Where Are the Bells?

Where Are the Bells?

Where are the bells? I've strained my ears, longing for the sweet, familiar sound, but they feel so far away. I look out to the horizon, searching for those singing the unbroken song of wild, sweet words, but I cannot see them. Can you? The world revolves from night to day, I long to hear [...]

He Does Great Things

He Does Great Things

All year long I've been planning what I would read for Advent. In typical 2020 fashion, those plans fell through and in a last minute decision, I decided that instead of trying to quickly come up with an alternative, I would just read the opening chapters of Luke each day. There's something about reading the [...]

Words of Refuge

Words of Refuge

Words. I’ve grown rather tired of them this year. Everyone has words and most of them contradict, weigh down, and confuse. Are you weary of them, too? As someone who has grown up loving words, this being burdened by them, is a new experience. I recently deleted several social media accounts because I could not [...]

Ordinary

Ordinary

I accidentally took a month long sabbatical from writing. Perhaps I should say it was accidental on my part, but right on schedule with the Lord's plan. I see now that it was all in His perfect wisdom, because there was much needed work to be done in my heart that could not be accomplished [...]