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this I know


  I wrote this a few days ago on my birthday, thinking through the last year and last few weeks. I thought I knew it all when I was in my early and mid twenties but when life got real, I realized how untested I was in my faith. "Life isn't fair" is such an obvious statement in concept but when life event after life event seems to end with failure or pain it's hard not to pout and feel … [Read more...]

the power of an initial


My phone buzzed, again. "What is Ben's middle name?" it inquired. I laughed dryly and turned to Ben. "Another person is asking." He shook his head, annoyed, and I texted back, "Why, because of the list? ;)" Because it's not the first time someone has reached out to me in the last week after the Ashley Madison story broke. ********** There is someone with the same common name as my … [Read more...]

a patch of darkness


Childhood. My toes curled into the long, cold grass. There was a deep burning joy in my heart as I sat near the bottom of the short, steep hill that was flawlessly carpeted. It was summertime hot, fading quickly in the fresh darkness, but the ground was already cool, delighting my senses. Life felt different in this place that wasn’t my home but felt more like home than any place I’d ever … [Read more...]

in vain pursuit


I'm sitting at my dining room table, the crumbs of another take out dinner close by and the to-do list a mile long. I am very aware of these things. Instead, I breath deep and choose the semi-quiet of an unexpected moment. The cicadas sing outside and I have the heaviness of summers remembered settle down on my shoulders. I remember the first time it happened as a young adult.   I … [Read more...]