For two years she has wanted simply to be seen. For much longer than that, really, but especially since the move away from all she’d known. From all her children had known. From being known. (Because back then and there she had been seen and known through years of friendships that felt like favorite shirts and Sunday after Sunday surrounded by the same church family and living in close proximity to actual by blood family.) So if she ever felt unknown and unseen back then and there, it felt nothing like after the move.… read more
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Sometimes we think we are near the end of a thing and we get there and God says not yet. That’s where I find myself today. More waiting, which is not what I wanted. At all. I’ve been pouting over it all week, because honestly?
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Therefore, my brother, who would learn to abide in Jesus, take time each day, ere you read, and while you read, and after you read, to put yourself into living contact with the living Jesus, to yield yourself distinctly and consciously to His blessed influence; so will you give Him the opportunity of taking hold of you, of drawing you up and keeping you safe in His almighty life.
It’s happened to me. It happened just this morning.
I had dropped Elijah off at school and was taking the usual route home. A little longer route than the way I drive down there, simply to avoid the rush headed back north to downtown.… read more
Here we are, at the beginning of a new year. A fresh start. A (sort of) blank slate.
There are many things I’d love to resolve to do or change or try. But I don’t have the best history with resolutions, so I don’t much make them anymore.… read more