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

Wholehearted

Inspired by the song Wholehearted by For King & Country. Look how far we've come Look where we started from Best thing about it is you know we've only just begun They say life's a dance 10 percent circumstance but What great adventure ever plays out just the way you've planned it Hi God, it's … Continue reading Wholehearted

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

You Are Seen

Have you ever met one of those people who can see straight through you? No walls can block them out, and no amount of pretending can make them believe the act. When you say you're doing good, they push deeper. But they are never harsh about it. Instead, they are some of the gentlest souls … Continue reading You Are Seen

Truth is Not Ice Cream

Truth is not ice cream. At least that's what my sweatshirt says. But why don't I start at the beginning. I spent this past weekend at Stand to Reason's Reality Conference with speakers like J. Warner Wallace, Sean McDowell, Greg Koukl, Alisa Childers, Alan Shlemon, and many more wonderful and knowledgeable teachers. There I attended … Continue reading Truth is Not Ice Cream

Wonderful, Merciful Savior

Inspired by the song Wonderful, Merciful Savior by Dawn Rogers and Eric Wyse. It was about ten o'clock. The sun was glistening in the azure sky. Great gusts of wind engulfed me as I stood for worship. I hadn't been to an in-person church service in two months. As I lifted my hand in praise, … Continue reading Wonderful, Merciful Savior

Faith to Stand Still

Can I be vulnerable for a minute? Everyone keeps telling me faith requires action. Although it has never been said directly to me, I hear the disparagement. The voices ring through my head. "Just do something! Stop trying to find the center of God's will. Stop waiting for signs from the sky. Stop living in … Continue reading Faith to Stand Still

Anchored in Peace

Peace is not a common term today. Pandemic, virus, riot, racial discrimination—these are the words I hear daily. The words that echo through my mind, speaking fear. There are times when the spiritual darkness feels so heavy, it's suffocating. I can't breathe, can't think, can't see. Everything seems broken and messy. How can there be … Continue reading Anchored in Peace