Wrestle, I must wrestle. Wrestle despair to the ground, Wrestle my feelings,  Because my Reality bends to their will  And my thoughts betray me.  I wrestle with present evil, Why so many are poised to kill,  and why so many don’t have to care– But I care, I need to care,  I hope you care; […]

A deep breath, deep relief this deep belief which lays hold of me. His firm grip, this firm ground a truth which is sound — This is the life in me. No matter how far or how high my feelings fly, however dark or low my mind can go; Tethered in grace from His heart […]

“Let love be without hypocrisy.” The words weigh, Like a wave on sand Heavy on my soul, Pushing and pulling, sifting and moving.  Surely, not I?  Surely, my words and my heart align? Each wave momentarily reveals Weakness, inconsistencies, reservations “Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good.” Love, without hypocrisy, living  And moving […]

I know I just posted about Arden a couple days ago, but I can’t help but want to post about Jane as well:)  Jane is 17 months, and SASSY AND SPUNKY as ever! She is so incredibly smart–very skilled especially in the areas of communication and interactive play. She is my little socialite. She wants […]

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Here’s just some snapshots of Arden at 3 (and a couple months)… He constantly surprises me with how SMART he is. Especially when it comes to building things, figuring out how things work, and constructing. He is very perceptive and interested in creating functional structures. I love this picture: one day I was doing stuff […]

Maybe this is what it looks like, To carry in the body the dying And the death of Jesus.    Perhaps it really isn’t about me, And to find my life I must lose it And this is how it should be.   Maybe in a world of my life my story, It can feel quite […]

I find myself coming back to Psalm 16 over and over again over the years. I opened up to that familiar page again this morning and was struck by the final verse… “You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are […]

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