Marriage · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

I Asked God for Marriage. And He Gave Me Something Far Better.

I had a lot of intense emotions from ages 18 to 25. That much was clear after reading those unfiltered computer journal entries of mine. But they were naïve. I won’t deny that they were real. There was just so much that I didn’t know. And now, when I look back on my half-formed ideas… Continue reading I Asked God for Marriage. And He Gave Me Something Far Better.

Holidays · Poetry · Whispers of Faith

The Divine and Dreadful Death

Holy Week Reflections, Day 5 “The Divine and Dreadful Death” – based on Luke 22-23 Torchlight gleamed in the garden, A disciple came forward With the kiss of a traitor, Ignoring the Messiah’s reproach.   Bonfire light shone in the courtyard, Another disciple shook his head, Denying three times his Savior, Till one look from… Continue reading The Divine and Dreadful Death

Holidays · Poetry · Whispers of Faith

The Masquerade of Worshipers

Holy Week Reflections, Day 2 “The Masquerade of Worshipers” – Matthew 21:12-17 They masqueraded as worshipers. You saw right through them. They robbed and cheated and stole. You exposed them for all to see.   They pretended all was well. Your gaze pierced through their unwell souls. They flaunted their money, religion, and power. You… Continue reading The Masquerade of Worshipers

Faithfulness · Poetry · Whispers of Faith

When You Thought Suffering Would Look Different

I thought it would look different – This suffering. I thought I’d be ready. I thought I’d embrace it piously.   But no – It came unexpectedly, Cutting into my world With talons of fear and confusion.   This suffering Didn’t bring a jail cell Or a physical attack Or a sudden hurricane.   But… Continue reading When You Thought Suffering Would Look Different