Advent · Holidays · Poetry · Whispers of Faith

And So, We Hope this Christmas

Advent Sunday 1: Hope Reflections from Isaiah 9 We walk in the gloom of anguish. We walk in thick darkness,               our heads bowed low,               our hearts burdened heavy,               our tears breaking out.   Sin weighs us down. Pain, disease, heartache, despair— They seem to touch every corner Of our messy and fragile… Continue reading And So, We Hope this Christmas

Dreamy Things · Marriage · Poetry · Singleness

Life is Not a Fairy Tale

Life is not a fairy tale. Wishes don’t come true on command. Princes don’t show up on cue. Happy endings aren’t guaranteed. And singing animals don’t flock About princesses in captivity.   Life—real life—is messy and broken. Sometimes you’re weeping into your pillow, Staring out the window at bleak prospects, Praying the same tired prayers… Continue reading Life is Not a Fairy Tale

Dating · Poetry · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

A Prayer for Those Hoping for Love

In a season of hoping in my life, I wrote the following prayer.  And if you are in a season of hoping right now—praying—longing—wondering—I pray these words would encourage your heart and help you center your hoping in Christ himself. He hears all our prayers. His sovereign love and grace are guiding our lives. We… Continue reading A Prayer for Those Hoping for Love

Dreamy Things · Marriage · Poetry · Singleness

The One Who Would Enter that Sacred Space

She held secrets that no one else knew about— Delightfully fanciful secrets of her quiet, inner life— Where she would dream dreams about the future, Hold wistful trysts over past memories, And get lost in joyful moments of the present.   She was at home with herself And pleasantly satisfied with her own company, For… Continue reading The One Who Would Enter that Sacred Space

Poetry · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

When Will the Acceptable Time Come?

“But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, In the abundance of Your steadfast Love answer me in Your Saving faithfulness.”                              Psalm 69:13   My prayer is to You – Not my wistful fancies. My prayer is to You – Not the sly imposters.  … Continue reading When Will the Acceptable Time Come?