Christmas Cactus

The Christmas Cactus A small and powerful reminder that there is still hope and growth in the cold, dark seasons, just as there is in the warm, bright seasons. I guess it makes perfect sense that it blooms at Christmas time. A time when we remember: In the soft infant skin, in the wonder-filled infant…

Armed With a Playlist

As the bread ran low and our fruit drawer held a solitary lemon, I knew the time had come. The store is in my sights and I wonder if needing a musical distraction makes me weak.  Is it fighting or hiding?  Is it brave or pathetic?  The thoughts turn in my mind as I turn…

Fear is a Liar

Fear is a liar. Clammy palms, gangly fingers ripping hearts away from beauty and light and adventure. Drowning out cheers left alone, empty and dark. Fear is a liar. – Fear is a liar. Beady eyes, twisted smile lurking around dreams devouring hope, faith, and truth. Covering the sun blinding with rain, thunder, hail. Fear…

BREAD!!!

I love bread.  In the winter, when big, giant snow flakes fall onto the cold ground, the experience of making homemade cinnamon craisin bread just speaks my heart language.  I enjoy every piece of it, putting the ingredients into the bread maker with my 6 year old son, watching his excitement as he pushes the…

Glory Photography

For a period of time in my life, I really struggled to connect with the Lord.  It broke my heart honestly.  I lost my love for reading the Bible, I lost my passion to write and journal, I lost my desire to wake up extra early to spend time with God.  All of the things…

Unearthing my love for the Word

I grieved as I buried the part of my soul that was deeply stirred by reading the Word.  I shed tears when I realized that through studying the Bible at Seminary, one of my most intimate ways of experiancing The Lord was suffocated under grades, quizes, and tests.  Disecting the Scriptures for the head knowledge…

My Anthem

“Strip Me”-Natasha Bedingfield La-la-la-la-la la lala la la-la la lala [repeat] Everyday I fight for all my future somethings A thousand little wars I have to choose between I could spend a lifetime earning things I don’t need That’s like chasing rainbows and coming home empty And if you strip me, strip it all away…

Whose am I?

I was having coffee with a dear friend the other day, which at this stage in my life is rare and worth gold.  I have known this friend for a handful of years now.  This friend and I have a lot in common, we both thrive in nature, our hearts sing when looking at or…