It’s been almost a month since I’ve posted a blog post or written anything meaningful. Granted, last month was filled with putting up the show I was directing all summer, The Sound of Music, as well as prepping for the start of a new school year. But I knew that wasn’t the real reason I… Continue reading Writing My Way Through This Drought
There I sat, sipping cinnamon-laced foam by myself at the coffee shop, tracing the grooves in the wooden table, gazing out the windows at cloudy skies—and my first instinct was disappointment at a friend’s unexpected interruption to our plans. But then I sat there with fingers clasped around the warm mug and forced myself to… Continue reading He is Sovereign in the Delays
To all the men out there—grandfathers, fathers, brothers, sons—who seek every day to be what God has called them to be as men: Thank you. Thank you for doing what has become so challenging in our culture. A culture that mocks masculinity and labels it as “toxic.” A culture that’s trying to erase differences between… Continue reading Men, Thank You for Your Manhood & Fatherhood
There are no trips planned this summer. No suitcases to pack. No plane ticket in hand or standing in long lines waiting to get through security (that last part I’m not sad about). For the first time in twelve years (minus 2020, which doesn’t really count), I’m not getting on a plane this summer. For… Continue reading A Summer of Home and Sanctuary
The other morning, I read a quote about motherhood on Pinterest. And my heart broke a little because of the ache within it to carry out that quote. In quiet desperation, I cried out to the Lord, “Why can’t that be me right now? I would give anything to pour my heart and soul into… Continue reading Until the Assignment Changes
The word “covenant” is used quite a bit in Christian circles. We speak of God’s covenants in the Bible, there’s something called “covenant theology,” and there is, of course, the covenant of marriage. Typically, we know that covenants are serious agreements, but beyond that, we might not know the depth of what a covenant truly… Continue reading 2022: Covenant Faithfulness as a Single Person
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?
“So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me,… Continue reading Why This Thorn in the Flesh?
Lent has come again, and God has called me to quietly slip away from the loudness of social media for forty days and into deeper communion with Him (save for the sharing of some blog posts). It’s actually a relief to clear my mind from this distraction and press more closely into my Lord and… Continue reading This Lonely Road – Lenten Reflections
It has now been a month and a half since my father entered his eternal home. And every day that I reflect on the life he lived, I only become more inspired to follow in his footsteps. My father was of a rare breed. He would never have considered himself extraordinary – but the way… Continue reading His was a Life Not Wasted – Thoughts on My Father’s Life