Tomorrow’s adventure…

In May, after a crazy couple of years, Dan was hired for the 2017-2018 school year to work at Thomas Gregg Elementary on the near east side of Indianapolis. This school, formerly IPS school 15, has now become an innovation school. Dan is not the only new staff member there, and we are excited about…

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…

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…

contentedness

I’m “ready” to hear back from people. I’m “ready” to get some sort of response from employers who have received my cover letter and resume. At least, I think I am “ready.”  This is apparently not something I “need” to know. God knows what I need. He is able to come through, change circumstances, turn…

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…

don’t know how to accept it

I’m finding, I don’t know how to accept love. Accepting it from some people it is easier than accepting it from others. From my parents, I feel comfortable accepting their love. But most of the time, I find myself striving to earn every other person’s love. I want to be a good friend (so that…

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…

purpose

I don’t want to grumble as the children of Israel did…That leads to waste. I want to live in thanksgiving, joy, peace. All of these previously mentioned are possible right here, right in this day, this hour, this moment. Even with tasks at hand, there can still be joy and peace. Amazing! “For I do…

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…

the deepest cry.

The snow spits wild outside. I eat chili reheated on our stove. And, I appreciate the fact that tonight, I’m going home. home. I was asked today by a friend if it was weird that my parents and sister moved while I was away at school. And as I’ve told others, it is weird but…