Daily Living · Faithfulness · Growth · Whispers of Faith

What if this is the Year Where Everything Changes? And What if it’s Not?

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?

Children & Parenting · Grieving · Poetry · Singleness · Women

A Lament for Those Who Hold No Child in Their Arms

It sprang on me suddenly – This unexpected ache for Little arms twined about my neck And a sweet, childish voice calling me Mama.   It came to me from that dream – That rush of love and peace From wrapping a small one In my arms – His unexpected affection Melting away the ever-present… Continue reading A Lament for Those Who Hold No Child in Their Arms

Marriage · Singleness

Let Me Be Your Witness: A Love Story of Growing Old Together

“You know what?” she whispered to him. “I just love being near you, even if we’re just working side by side and not talking.” Don’t we all long for the person who brings our souls comfort? Isn’t it the loveliest to have someone who is familiar with us and all our rhythms? The one with… Continue reading Let Me Be Your Witness: A Love Story of Growing Old Together