…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…

back again.

Hello blogging friends. I’m back, and taking just a few of the moments this evening at home in Indy to blog while I have internet access. My heart is rather content to pour out some words here, sitting on the blue couch with tan trim next to my Dearest Daniel while my sister and mom…

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…

9 months, and sojourners on the way

A kingdom that cannot be shaken: this is what we have been given. As I listened to Josh Garells play his indie-folk music at Redeemer Presbyterian church Downtown, I heard truth, a strain of thought he commented upon between two of the songs. He was speaking of being out in the desert. He said that…

thankful for words written and spoken

Tonight I flipped through my Ireland journal The leather straps tied in a bow on the back untied and laid open. I remember writing those first pages and the unknowing I felt for the adventure ahead. the adventure. The plan I never could have understood from that place. That place where I knew I needed…

2012: To Stand in Awe

What do you do when you don’t feel like trusting? …When you do not feel like there is a song to sing in the dark? ….When your heart longs for beauty but all you see is explosions, falling apart, fears for the future, hard, numb emotions? …What do you do when this new year isn’t…

{green eyes}

I used to have blue eyes. But when I hit around 13 years, my eyes changed, and my hair went even curlier than it had been. But now my eyes are green. (Some kind of mix between green and blue, and sometimes, they are greener than blue). And I realized yesterday how “green” they had…

living here.

here… being that place between “before” and “thereafter”. My impatience saps the joy from my heart and life… and I so easily forget. forget the gospel forget the truth forget grace. And so, I am surprised by mercy. It finds me in my anger, and lonliness, frustration, worry, and fear. …(the gospel)… finds me in…

here.

I’ve got to be honest and say, that right now I’m in a bit of a rut in writing. I’m sitting here typing in Word, thinking through feelings and thoughts…working through stuff with God again…and again like always I find myself without words. I wish words could grasp it all. But I know they can’t….

30 Days of Prayer | Day 23

(Tuesday I will be gone with my mother and sister at our homeschool co-op as a visitor and “alumni” as it is their last day for the school semester. I thought I would go ahead and post Tuesday’s prayer request and thoughts.) Only 7 days until departure! Day 23: Pray for good communication between our team…

oh gentleness.

My heart has been made aware in recent days how much it lacks gentleness and rest. I so badly want a gentle and quiet spirit. At first I used to (and still do sometimes) think of this in relation to marriage only. But as I have been understanding more and more in the past few…

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?…