Bring Beauty

My favorite craft retailer had a sale last week. A felt kit I've been eyeing for months was finally discounted, and it landed in my cart quickly after that. I was trying not to buy anything because it's one more thing to pack, but crafts were my exception. Somehow during this season of chaos, I've … Continue reading Bring Beauty

Shine Your Light

I wrote this song in high school when I was fearless in my faith and boundless in my dreams. I wanted to make a difference in this world for Jesus more than anything. But I also had one particular concern. Public speaking terrified me. Being in a public speaking class that year only intensified things. … Continue reading Shine Your Light

Who You Say I Am

Inspired by the song Who You Say I Am by Hillsong Worship. This song is my younger sister's favorite. She has Down's Syndrome, has been chronically ill for years at a time, and sometimes struggles to communicate. But when this song comes on the radio, she sings with all her heart. She knows exactly who … Continue reading Who You Say I Am

Live by Grace

What comes to mind when you hear the word grace? Do you think of a ballerina dressed in pink frills? Perhaps a swan comes to mine with its slow, graceful movements. Or maybe you think of an especially gracious host. While these are beautiful things, true grace is so much more. In today's world, the … Continue reading Live by Grace

Here In Your Arms

Last week at work, I rocked a baby girl to sleep. Usually, she likes to fall asleep facing me with her feet propped against my legs, her arms curled up against her chest, and her head nestled sideways in the crook of my shoulder. But this time she squirmed until her head was pillowed on … Continue reading Here In Your Arms

A Prayer in Spring

Inspired by the poem A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost. I'm sitting on the deck, half in shadows, half in sunbeams. A bird chirps in the distance. Two more zip through the trees. Now a dog barks. I hear voices in the distance, too gentle for me to make out. Wind chimes whisper, sending … Continue reading A Prayer in Spring

Safe

Inspired by the song Safe by Phil Wickham, featuring Bart Millard. To the one whose dreams are falling all apart And all you're left with is a tired and broken heart I can tell by your eyes you think you're on your own But you're not alone Lean in close, dear dreamers. I want you … Continue reading Safe

Battle Belongs

Inspired by the song Battle Belongs by Phil Wickham. When all I see is the battle You see my victory When all I see is the mountain You see a mountain moved And as I walk through the shadow Your love surrounds me There‚Äôs nothing to fear now For I am safe with You Hi … Continue reading Battle Belongs

I’m Still Here

I wasn't planning to write another song, but on Tuesday I got a text message from a friend. Someone close to her had died too young and too soon. I didn't know what to say. What comfort can you speak when the grief is so deep and the injustice so strong? No one wants to … Continue reading I’m Still Here