At the beginning of the year, I wrote a blog post about how I wanted this to be the year of growth. After a hard year in 2020 where I was consumed by grief and “survival-mode,” I wanted to start setting goals and working toward them again. I also knew my tendency to go too… Continue reading 33 Ways of Growth in 2021
I meant to post the next third of the books I read this year in September, but who was I kidding—I should have known that with school starting, I wouldn’t have had time for a book post then. So now that the year is ending, I figured it’s time to tell you about the rest… Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge, Part 2
For Zechariah and Elizabeth of Luke 1, they had had so many years go by that were just like the ones before. Their lives had assumed a rhythm of normalcy that they had embraced. I’m sure they had long ago accepted that there would be no children to grace their home, although the shame and… Continue reading What if this is the Year Where Everything Changes? And What if it’s Not?
Right before Thanksgiving, I saw a post on social media by someone who said they were going to have a laid-back kind of Thanksgiving this year, meaning they weren’t going to be doing a huge meal. I understand that some years, life is overwhelming, and the thought of preparing a lot of food and doing… Continue reading A Case for Feasting
Do you ever get tired of the waiting? The exhaustion of holding on to faith when fear seems so much closer? The pain of wanting never giving way to fulfilment? The ache of the same thing day after day when you long for it to change? Is it hard not to grow cynical? To not… Continue reading When You’re Tired of the Waiting this Christmas