Confession: I like to write, but somehow I’m afraid to share it publicly with anyone I know in real life. I barely shared the fact that I have this blog with my own husband and son and I certainly didn’t share the link with them. My husband is supportive and my son believes in me… Continue reading Stepping out of the boat
To love at all is to be vulnerable. C.S. Lewis In two months, I’ll officially be 17 years married. We were married young and there were many things that others viewed in our lives as being vulnerable simply because of our youth—to naivety, to financial difficulties, to divorce. As in most marriages, there are challenges… Continue reading Vulnerability
Isaiah 61:10 I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. This weekend my Mom… Continue reading Bedazzled bride
The other day I was shrouded in an extra layer of pain. I worked out with pretty heavy weights and I was feeling it from my head down to my toes and each and every time I moved, I’d wince in pain. I found myself wishing for the milky bath I’d once seen in a… Continue reading Faith in brokenness
I feel lucky to live in the United States–privileged. Tonight, as I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics and across the screen scrolled the names of some countries so small that their population numbered only in the tens of thousands, not even billions. However, the athletes were no less proud of their citizenship than… Continue reading Heart of Privilege
I have come to the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. John 12:46 Going through a storm? Seek your lighthouse. Want to make an impact in this world? Shine on! Let everyone see your light.
Going with some Dutch worship this week. I loved the heart of this worship song by Kees Kraayenoord. This song is called “Roep Om Rust” or “Call for Rest”. “Hear my prayer Listen to my prayers You, that every moment Looked at meBring my soul to rest And my heart breathes, if I’m unconscious again, too far from youWhen does it get quiet? Will my unrest be silent? That is what I want But it can not reach itself In the silence I can hear your voice again The familiar sound… Continue reading Tune Tuesday: Roep Om Rust by Kees Kraayenoord