Tonight I was thinking of the song one of my dear friends walked down the aisle to at her wedding – which then brought to mind some other friends’ wedding songs, which all brought me great joy [my friends really do have the best taste]. So I thought I’d share them with you, along with… Continue reading Just Some Nostalgia for You Tonight
Not too long ago, I was driving home from a friend’s house after dinner and good conversation together. It was a warm summer evening with cool breezes coming through the open car windows, and the song “Jireh” came on the radio. And as I was singing along to the words, “I will be content in… Continue reading Contentment: Both a Gift and a Choice
She was a plain woman. She asked not for much. A small fire in the hearth – A warm cup of tea in her hands – A window from which to watch the rain. All she needed Was a man Who took her hand in prayer, Took her head upon his shoulder, And wrapped… Continue reading She Was a Plain Woman
It’s been sixteen months and counting since the Covid pandemic turned our lives upside down. And we are an exhausted people. We’re exhausted of the tragedy of sickness and death. We’re exhausted of mask and vaccine debates. We’re exhausted of trying to figure out the “right thing to do,” especially when someone we love disagrees… Continue reading Anxiety, Control & Blame: The Pandemic Picture without God
Your name flitted across my screen the other day and for the first time in years I felt that strange flicker of joy that always used to accompany your name. Why? I wondered. My heart had moved on and so had yours. Then there was the other one whom I hadn’t thought about in so… Continue reading But I Thought I Was Over You
I am a terrible gardener. Trust me when I say that if any kind of plant stays alive in my house or yard, it’s by the mercy of the Lord. It shouldn’t be surprising seeing as how gardening held no interest to me my entire life, despite my mother’s amazing skills at growing things. But… Continue reading How are the Weeds in Your Heart?
This past week, I had the honor of having an article published on The Gospel Coalition (“Teach Children to Value Singleness”). I was overwhelmed by the amount of love and support I received from people I know and people I don’t know. I heard from single men and women that they were encouraged to know… Continue reading With Gratitude for the Grace of this Gift