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

Faith is the Pierless Bridge

Inspired by the poem Faith — is the Pierless Bridge by Emily Dickinson. There was a picture of a bridge in that open room. It hung off to the side on a wall painted red. The bridge appeared old, made of frayed rope and shaky knots. There were no supports underneath. It simply stretched out … Continue reading Faith is the Pierless Bridge

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

Door Maker

Dream with me for a minute. I want you to imagine a door at the end of a long, dark hallway. Light is streaming out from the edges, shining just bright enough to guide your steps. You stop in front and study the doorknob. It sparkles with reflected light and draws you closer. But then … Continue reading Door Maker

Reflections on It’s a Wonderful Life

Inspired by the movie It's a Wonderful Life directed by Frank Capra. The radio is filled with songs about the most wonderful time of the year, but Christmas can also be a time of reflection. After all, New Years' is just around the corner. We start thinking about past Christmases, past resolutions, and past plans. … Continue reading Reflections on It’s a Wonderful Life

Take Heart

Inspired by the song Take Heart by Matthew West. Woke up this morning And life as you know it Looks nothing like the kind of life you knew before All of a sudden Fear stole the headlines And it don't feel safe to even step outside your door Last Saturday I woke up with a … Continue reading Take Heart

A Coming Harvest

This past weekend I've been taking a community course through the Young Writers Workshop. The focus has been on looking back at all we accomplished in 2019 and setting goals for 2020. I have to say, it's been very encouraging for me. God has done a lot in my writing this year, which is amazing … Continue reading A Coming Harvest