Tag: chrisitan

  • The Race of Faithfulness

    The Race of Faithfulness

    I’m reading my book. Not as in, my book of the month, one I pulled off the shelf at the charming but over-priced bookstore on Main Street. (Yes, my town has a true-blue Main Street, that is in fact the main street on which to be). I’m reading my book. I’ve finished my novel, you…

  • People My Age Aren’t Having Children.

    People My Age Aren’t Having Children.

    I’ve heard peers say that children mean the end of a life. I close my eyes, hoping she will mirror me. I think of all the things I would have been doing two years ago, before she came. In the sea of white noise, there is a gentle brushing on my hand as the tiny…

  • Year in Review: My Word for 2022

    Year in Review: My Word for 2022

    “Pshhhhhew.” My daughter’s tiny hand soared slowly in front of my face as she mimicked the fireworks she was witnessing for the first time. I watched her, baffled by her absolute lack of fear. She gets that from her father. I wrapped my arms around her a little tighter and closed my eyes, the artillery…

  • Alert: Clean filter

    Alert: Clean filter

    I tried to tell myself I’d just been busy, but I knew I’d hit an unparalleled level of spiritual dryness. It wasn’t for lack of trying, either. Ok, it was sort of from lack of trying. But I hadn’t done nothing. I’d picked up my devotionals every once and again, when the slight whisper of…

  • And just like that.

    And just like that.

    6/24/22:“…there was a commotion in the firmament, and the smallest of all the stars in the Milky Way screamed out.”

  • Dusting Off and Getting Up: a Rehearsal

    Dusting Off and Getting Up: a Rehearsal

    A deep sigh. Little shame filled cheeks glowing in front of a keyboard where little shame filled fingers flit before you now. I am back. A week ago, I told myself I had let the writing habit die, and before it’d even really gotten it’s first deep breath. Queue the familiar cloak of shame, which…

  • What Any Writer Can Learn from Holy Week

    What Any Writer Can Learn from Holy Week

    A Look at the Passion for Writing I was sitting on a plane, yellow highlighter at the ready, when I read one of the most influential book lines of my life. You know the kind: the ones you keep coming back to, the ones whose pages flop right open when settled on a desk. The…