…Because of March 16, 2013!

“Even The Winter” What if we find ourselves beneath the snow, our warmest words all frozen in our throats and all we feel is left out in the cold, you and I?What if the days grow short and lose their light? What if the coals burn black and the embers die? and we can’t find…

glory be

This morning I wiped off our kitchen island; the crevices of granite tiles reminding me of the kitchen island of my childhood with cream squares and dark grout. It was one of those moments where you feel that you really haven’t grown up at all, or have at least, come full circle. Wiping down the…

when you take heart

“Take heart” These words I heard yesterday as I walked up steps, and away from embrace. He said them as I went to do the good thing that I had in front of me. The good things were waiting. Was my heart there to take hold of them? After seven months of grace in this…

thoughts from a restless bird

When it comes down to it I love this time. We take walks in the evening, and sit on concrete steps. I like sitting and listening. Love hearing your thoughts, as we ride in the car, and watch the road stretch out in front. I pray this: That our love, His love in us will…

In which I confess that I’ve failed my lenten fast…

Yes, I got up early for a while, but then I failed because of many reasons (I can come up with excuses pretty easily I’ve found). But dreading writing (rather, procrastinating it) because of my failure, needs to stop. NOW. Therefore, I write. First, my mom finished cancer treatment since the battle began back in…

radical trust

What does it mean to trust Him? What does it mean to remember to trust Him?   >>>It means to remember first of all… That I belong to Him.<<<< That I am His treasured possession. That nothing. EVER. Can separate me from Him. EVER.   What does it mean to trust Him?   It means…

the turning of a page, the beginning of a chapter

hmmm. I’m lost for words. I know we came here by grace. That is certain. I know that I’m weak, inadequate, foolish. I know I need grace right now. I know you have shown me grace. I know that this is super humbling. I know that I know nothing about what to do, or how…

“Why are you so afraid?”

I’ve been reading through the gospels over the past weeks, and after finishing Matthew, I headed into Mark. Last year we studied Mark as a campus, but I missed so much…so much. The stories are familiar, but they come on days when I need them…like yesterday and today. I read of a man who lived…

joy, steps, and real peace = overwhelmed by grace

This week has felt like one of the longest of my life. But as I’ve felt the heaviness of days that I just don’t want to move, or think, or feel the pain, I have also been overwhelmed by joy…overwhelmed by thanksgiving. overwhelmed by Grace. This is grace with a capital “G”…Grace that stands and…

[storm clouds roll]

(Hey Reader….be prepared for a very honest post…and a very real story.) Sunday afternoon I got a call from my mom when I was speaking with a friend while sitting on those wonderful swings under the gazebo in front of Kent. That call said that the doctor had done some tests and those tests looked…

(the last) first few days

Day of Caring : (The last one) Student Leadership week: (The last one) Student Leadership shirt: (The last one) New apartment: (The first one -and I LOVE it, and can’t get over how homey it is. I love making things “homey”…or “homely” as they would say in Ireland). New roommates: (First time living together, and…