Twisted Admiration

Her presence reaches beyond the bounds of her physical body. At least it seems from where I’m sitting, a few chairs over at our shared round banquet table. We share a table at dinner. We share a similar height and hair color. We share the role of mother and the desire for work for the … More Twisted Admiration

Baggage Watching

Sometimes I feel left behind. Many times, especially when my kids were younger, I felt like my Pastor husband was on the front lines of ministry – going on trips, attending lunch meetings, responding to church member’s emergencies – while I was left back at home to ‘just’ take care of the kids and the … More Baggage Watching

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