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


Inspired by the song Steady by For King & Country. You're my true north when I'm headed south My constant solid ground You are my lantern in the night When I'm twisted up and shaken You're the one I put my faith in Yeah, you're the reason I survive Last fall I was rocking a … Continue reading Steady

Bigger Story

Inspired by the song Bigger Story by Cade Thompson. When I look into your eyes I can tell that we are Feeling the same hurts hiding the same scars We’ve both got our reasons For giving up She squeezed my shoulder and looked me straight in the eye. Her gaze was gentle and never wavered. … Continue reading Bigger Story

Stargazers’ 200th Post

Today is Stargazer's 200th blog post! I'm both humbled and amazed by all God has done through this blog in the last few years. There have been some hard days. Moments when I was exhausted, out of ideas, and considered taking a break. But through it all, God has been faithful. Everything I needed to … Continue reading Stargazers’ 200th Post

A Holy Roar

I wrote this poem two and a half years ago before making a decision I knew could potentially alter my future. It wasn't a dramatic decision. In fact, it was rather exciting. But even though I had a deep peace, I was still scared. The two emotions seemed to contradict each other, both battling for … Continue reading A Holy Roar

Between Calling and Calling Out

At a writing conference I attended last weekend, Andrew Peterson wrapped up his keynote by saying, "Sometimes we are so involved in discovering God's calling that we forget to call out." I've heard similar statements before. Well-meaning people have squeezed my shoulder and told me to stop worrying so much about my calling. Others have … Continue reading Between Calling and Calling Out

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


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