You Have Done Well

Some days I pause to read God’s Word, expecting great new insight or encouragement, only to finish without receiving such things. Though I never regret investing my time this way. Other days, I pause to read with few expectations, only to be met by the most intimate communication from my Creator. Such was Thursday morning … More You Have Done Well

Shards of Light

Delight¬†is changing my vision. The hymn writer says, Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace. I’ve experienced these words. A glimpse of Glory makes all else seem false, dirty, drab. But that’s not all … More Shards of Light

Joy-empowered Suffering

I have to confess something. I was afraid to observe Lent. Coming on the heels of my pursuit of delight (you can read that post here –¬†Softening and Delight), Lent seemed a logical contradiction. Also, there’s that whole fear of failing thing. But I’m beginning to understand that maybe denying self IS delight. Maybe suffering … More Joy-empowered Suffering

The Pondering Mother

Mary, humble partner in Glory – a penny for your thoughts? No other character in Scripture can I recall who is identified like you by a life of pondering and treasuring moments in your heart. Perhaps no one waited in more anticipation for the birth of Jesus than you, Mary. Any mother knows the waiting … More The Pondering Mother

Sandpaper and Confetti – What I Learned This Fall

In a span of six days, our family celebrated my son’s birthday, Thanksgiving, and my birthday. It was fun! But sprinkled in like jagged scraps of sandpaper amidst the sparkly confetti of celebration, were moments where I became frustrated, grumpy, and rude to my husband and kids. One mid-celebration-week morning I was especially rough and … More Sandpaper and Confetti – What I Learned This Fall