Hope is an Endless Song

I wished the music, the songs, and the dancing could go on forever. I closed my eyes and breathed it in, then tucked it into my heart and saved it for later. The sounds, the sights, the feelings. Sometimes I love things too much and sometimes that's ok.  I love live music, theater, and art [...]

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Half-Loved

I asked myself with trembling breath “Why am I so alone? Has no one ever seen my heart? When can I feel at home?”   A quiet voice came bursting through To whisper soft and clear, It gently cautioned me to stay And beckoned me to hear:   “Don’t pull yourself away from pain It [...]

Idolatry: A Subtle Poison

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33. Idolatry is a deadly poison, a subtle killer. It’s a tragedy when He who made and loved us takes a back-burner in our beating hearts. Scripture refers to Christ as the bridegroom, the one we’re [...]

Loved Back To Life

Earth is a beautiful but broken place, and it’s hard to accept this fact and know what to do with it. It’s hard to see brokenness painted on an earth-sized canvas and detailed in the eyes of every man, woman, and child. Hope and sorrow are always mingled in this world, a tandem pairing in [...]

A Little More Like Heaven: Children’s Ministry & Camp Good News

“But when adults speak up for the vulnerable and the weak, working and demanding that safety and respect prevail, God's little lambs are protected and nourished. They know they are not abandoned; they are loved. And the world becomes a little more like heaven as a result.” - Wess Stafford, Too Small to Ignore:Why Children Are [...]

My Life in Books: A Love Letter to Literature

This one's a little different...but I think you'll like it. It's a real page turner ;) I buy books when I’m sad. Not new ones, but thrift-store books that smell of old cigarette smoke and have someone else’s name scrawled in them. My copy of To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf was printed in 1965 [...]