Ponderings

Race, The Church, and Listening in Love

Note: This post was written last year. It's essentially my heart on matters of racial relations inside the church of America. I've been nervous to share, so sat on it. I hope where you disagree, it would be prayerfully or, at least, kindly. I don't tread into these waters lightly, preferring to keep from anything… Continue reading Race, The Church, and Listening in Love

Ponderings

Is this you, God?

Just a Baby She stared long at the sky, silenced by the hard realization that her life had changed forever. Cigarette smoke swirled around her, each drag feeling both desperately needed and suffocating, while her head also swirled anxiously with both shock and disbelief sharing equal space. "It's just a baby," she thought. "Hardly the… Continue reading Is this you, God?

Ponderings

The Truth About Tangelo (and, really all) Trees

Shifting Seasons I'm not writing much anymore. My focus is shifting. Attention, a bit waning. I wonder why, too? Although, I suppose it's because I wander too much around my world and worries. They always seem bigger. Larger somehow than God. Than His goodness and my purpose. Though maybe it's just a season, since there's one… Continue reading The Truth About Tangelo (and, really all) Trees

Ponderings, Prayers

Knowing and Loving

The Beginning The excitement and newness of God wears off. Have you noticed? After the wooing and the awe, the seeing of sin and our need of saving. The dropping in shame, the rising in grace, the washing away of old and the re-birth of a new creation... After the walking. The learning. The drinking… Continue reading Knowing and Loving

Ponderings

We’ve Not Gone This Way Before

New Year, Old Way Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Righteousness goes before [us] and prepares the way... Psalm 85:11-13 Every year is the same in terms of days and months. They can feel… Continue reading We’ve Not Gone This Way Before

Ponderings

Making Much of Christmas

Friends, Every year we do it. We make so much of this time of year. Going way back to our childhoods, even. Who among us doesn't recall the whole build up all month long? The unboxing of decorations and cherished ornaments with your family, plus the trimmings in every store and street in town? The wish… Continue reading Making Much of Christmas