When Winter Holds On

I didn’t know how to plan for that day — those weeks and months — when that test of overwhelming heartache came. It came in the form that we all face, in failures of relationships and the hardships with those … Read more

Before We Settle into Inward Weariness…

Out my window they were singing again this morning, those little birds that deliver sermons without words. They were singing once more, persistently and full throttle, absolutely tireless in their refrains. And it pierced my heart again, pierced right through … Read more

When We Forget Who We are to Him

He draws near to my heart uplifted and does what I don’t expect. Swiftly, He blows with that breath like wind, and then I see what I couldn’t see before. Flying with the gust of His breath scatter the little … Read more

Why We Have to Know We’re His Favorite

She looked at me with those dancing eyes, her heart at the surface. She’d just whispered her secret in my ear, safe from her siblings’ hearing. “I’m His favorite,” she spilled confidence as pure as it comes. It was the … Read more

What We Really Have to Do When We’re in Pain

Tears spill heavy and I am torn in a moment’s time – torn as we all are when pain sears hot and we’re forced into the quandary that presses: What will I do with this heartache? Where will I run? The trouble with … Read more