Hindsight: What I Now See

I discovered this post in my drafts, where it had lingered for three years. It helped me remember the creativity and goodness in God's plans, so I'm sharing it in the hope that it will encourage someone else. I recently caught a view that took my breath away. It was on a hike (I still … Continue reading Hindsight: What I Now See

One More Day – A Poem

“Heart, where are you?” I said. But my voice came back hollow. “Surely you’re not dead… Don’t go where I can’t follow.   “Dawn can’t stay always away, So turn your face to the sky. Hope can’t stay forever at bay, Awake; lift your head high."   Only silence from the depth, Just as still … Continue reading One More Day – A Poem

There’s More: a new series

I'm embarking on a new adventure. God willing, I'll never be the same. And you're invited.  What is it? Well, the good news is this adventure doesn't involve death-defying acts or a big budget. The bad news is I have no idea how this is going to work. But that's what makes it an adventure, right? … Continue reading There’s More: a new series

The Jonah Within

There are few Bible personalities I really connect with. You know: Ruth was so good, and Esther was fearless and beautiful, and Mary was amazing. Paul is hard for me to get my head around, and the disciples, well, they were interesting and funny, but relatable? Well, maybe not so much. But start talking about Jonah, and … Continue reading The Jonah Within

When God’s Dreams are Yours

It was the sort of question I hated. I took a sip of my latte as I formulated an answer. What would I like to be doing two years from now? Hmm. The person across the table asking the question meant well. Perhaps the opportunity she wanted to lay out would be something I'd like … Continue reading When God’s Dreams are Yours

What No One Else Can Hear

Why do we associate silence with loneliness? Perhaps we mistake the blessing of solitude for the curse of loneliness. Crazy as it may sound, I've learned that both solitude and loneliness can be good. In the silence of being alone, the emptiness echoes a truth we don't hear when we have people to turn to and the static … Continue reading What No One Else Can Hear

The Power of the Impossible

What a crazy few months it's been! Thought with this month's post I'd give a bit of an update. I recently got back home from my working traveling adventure. Three months, fourteen states, and 12,000 miles later, I'm energized and ready to dive into another writing project. My next manuscript, In Lieu of a Plot, will … Continue reading The Power of the Impossible

When the Lost is Found

As she took a final look, she concluded the earring was nowhere in her luggage. She sighed, looking out the window at the first snowfall of December. It had been her favorite pair. She'd worn those earrings everywhere, often forgetting to take them out at night. Her eyes stung suddenly, though not from the harsh glare. It … Continue reading When the Lost is Found

New Beginnings

It's spring. Finally. Branches bear the tint of new life. The robins are in full force. Easter has been, bringing with it the reminder of that one Life that has made everything new. It was such a long winter. More than once during those bitter months I wondered if the season would ever end. In many ways, … Continue reading New Beginnings