Tag: from duty toward delight

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…

I’d Rather Be Shattered

A single word of deceit sauntered from my tongue, ‘no.’ It was a simple solution, this one word, for side-stepping a discussion I didn’t want to have. I knew in that moment what my husband did not – I bore a scarlet ‘L.’ Some…

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…

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…

Of Daffodils and Death

Can Lent and delight co-exist? Delight. My year word. My life word. I’m learning it, growing into it, rejoicing in it. But angst, resistance, and fear are weaving their sinews into my heart. I don’t know what to do with Lent. Never before have…