Twenty-One Years

Twenty-One Years

Sweet baby sister of mine, I can't believe you're here. You'll learn to sit up as I take college finals. You'll crawl across the room as I drive myself to work. You'll take your first steps as I walk the stage to receive a diploma. You'll start Kindergarten as I pursue my career. You'll struggle [...]

He’s Still Enough

He’s Still Enough

It's the warmest winter in our small town since the 80's and my southern heart is not complaining. There is no snow on the ground, no ice scrapers being pulled out when we leave the house, and the sun is shining brightly. The weather outdoors mirrors that inside of me. Warm, bright, and hopeful. All [...]

Dear Local Church

Dear Local Church

Dear local church, you are a blessing. Every Sunday morning, I stand in your midst and hear your voices raised to praise the King. I hear His truths preached from the pulpit. I see smiles and tears, I see rejoicing and mourning. I see you, local church. I see you young families and your little [...]

He Holds Us Fast

He Holds Us Fast

The morning light was still hours away from creeping through our windows yesterday morning when I woke up and stumbled downstairs to the coffee pot at five o'clock. Rubbing my eyes thoroughly and rummaging through the fridge to find the creamer helped wake me up and by the time I curled up in my usual [...]