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l e g a c y

Here's to the wrinkled hands firmly holding each other in front of empty pews. Here's to the recreating of wedding pictures taken so many years ago, same couple, same pastor. Boutineer on her wrist, laughter in his eyes. Here's to... Continue Reading →

but the greatest of these was love

There is a lot of weight to be found hidden behind certain words. Weight that speaks of yearning and hope, of a greater story tearing at the encasing of a single utterance. Forgiven She never stopped,  Never mistrusted the promised... Continue Reading →

Anxious about anxiety

Sounds like a pan full of popcorn ready to blow. And mostly impossible. Not so unbelievable, however, when the knot that sits heavy on the end of your sternum continues to wedge itself between your lungs, pushing the air out... Continue Reading →

a r i s e

Arise and shine, for your light has come...  This week the excitement of Easter became almost unbearable, so we drove down the canyon and broke branches off the blossom burdened trees. Played that one song too many times and sat on... Continue Reading →

w a i t

My name sake waited. But I cannot. Waiting does not come naturally for me, in fact it comes unnaturally, every fiber of my being fights against patiently waiting. But Hannah waited, and the Lord stooped and heard her cry. Oh... Continue Reading →

The Little Prince and The Story of the Snake Crusher -or- Easter is Coming.

"'It's a little lonely in the desert' the Little Prince said, 'it is also lonely among men' the snake said." And so the book reached its middle and my heart reached its end, slowly crumbling into aches and pains. I... Continue Reading →

A m o r e

It's enough to say I love you Isn't it? But not enough when you decided. And you did. So did I, And then we moved on. On, Before we hit our knees Asking for another day. On, Hopeless And no... Continue Reading →

Ambition and the Velveteen Rabbit

As a millennial I am constantly barraged with articles like "13 things to do before you're 30" and "25 things to do before you're 25". These articles mean no harm but they are harmful. They argue that you can have... Continue Reading →

T a b l e

Come to the table. Come, take and eat. For here we find a promise fulfilled, an enemy conquered, a joy restored. This is His body, broken. This is His blood, shed. This is our inheritance.   I find my life... Continue Reading →

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