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May 8, 2012
Where Candor Meets the Cross

The other day a phenomenal article came across my reader. I loved it for so many reasons—not the least for it honesty. The Life of Faith in a Life in Crisis I love candor. I love transparency; that sort of no-holds-barred-this-is-who-I-am-in-light-of-His-love glimpse that is so rare among us today. It’s ragged. Real. And yes, sometimes it’s […]

May 7, 2012
The Painful Pursuit of Joy

Last week I felt an upward tug on my heart. (Not, I say, at the corners of my mouth.) As I prayed about my next in-depth study of Scripture, I sensed a pull in the direction of Philippians. I will confess that I did not feel a particular kinship to the Apostle and his message […]

March 24, 2012


Sometimes when the longing strikes and the words refuse to come, I grab my camera and the nearest willing model and try to capture my heart with my lens. Here two of my favorites -- my younger daughter and my favorite poet -- do their utmost to help me.

March 24, 2012
Holding with Empty Hands

I am not a morning person. Never have been. But some days are easier than others. Some mornings I am warmed by Scriptures and the sun and the homespun sounds slipping under my door; my daughter making coffee, my son washing up breakfast dishes. But other days my heart does not rise to greet the […]

February 28, 2012
The Pillow for My Head This Night

For those whose hearts have quailed in the black night of abandonment, for the souls who've stood -- humiliated and ashamed, beneath the cast-off banner of rejection, for those of us who've wondered if God will someday do the same: healing words from Spurgeon. “Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” — […]

February 8, 2012
Etched in Life

Pyramids attest to great men and annals belong to kings but most of us common folk will simply make due with gravestones. Yet there remains a still more excellent way, a deeper legacy, a richer inheritance for those who follow -- a legacy not etched in stone, but in that indestructible substance: love. The following […]

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