Spurgeon and those who wandered before us

“Let no agitation distress you, but be quiet from fear of evil. Whatsoever cometh upon the earth, you, beneath the broad wings of Jehovah, shall be secure. Stay yourself upon his promise; rest in his faithfulness, and bid defiance to the blackest future, for there is nothing in it direful for you. Your sole concern…

transformed by glory

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” Luke 9:23-24ESV ” But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in…

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…

Today is for…

Today is for talking to the woman who discipled me at Grace all last school year: Betsy. It is for writing, creating, painting, cleaning up messes, cooking, deep breathing, and laundry, reading the beginning of the book of Matthew. There is something simple about summer…at least the summer’s I’ve lived when I don’t have a job,…

His goodness in a green land

“What would our world look like if more Christians took risks, made a ruckus, walked through ‘portals’ into the unknown for the sake of the gospel?” Hello Everyone! Our team made it safely back to the United States! Janna arrived on Tuesday, and Dan and I arrived yesterday afternoon. This trip has held so many…

told me the truth.

Sometimes I wonder about this thing called “adventure.” Sometimes I ponder what I’m supposed to do. Sometimes I’m longing, aching for indenture. Most times I worry till all I find is You. Oh may this here, be more than I’m asking And I’ll find holiness come through Can it be that there’s no use in tasking?…

beauty. images. painting on souls and canvas.

Oh this art class! Why did it have to renew this artistic sensibility within me? I thought I wanted it to move life in a new direction…now I’m not so sure. My heart is tired of getting pulled in two different directions. Oh how I wish they could be reconciled! It is like, I suppose,…