So Very Small

*I wasn’t planning on linking, but sentences spilled on page as the sharpness of the word stabbed deep. It’s as if the word were a name tag, taunting to be claimed.    I have a feeling many of us can pick it… Read More

Because I know you…

* I avoid and hem and haw, yet ache to participate on these glorious days. These come-together days. The 5 minutes that feel like it can take all day to process. These women who teach me every time, how to pour out…. Read More

Because I’m finally not sorry (for being me)

I am a person with abundant levels of emotion.   I’m not always up and down (though that happens; I’ve yet to meet a human who doesn’t qualify as emotionally layered – with their own pattern of transferring said feelings), but there are… Read More

the smallness of ‘i’

“For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”1 “For I consider that the sufferings of the present time are not… Read More

"Sweet Spirit Comfort Me"

Litany to the Holy Spirit by Robert Herrick                                                In the hour of my distress,          … Read More

Sometimes Hesitant-Wide

Abandon. S    t    r    e    t    c    h           open limbs and fingertips. Stand fast amidst breezes, atop cliffs, through studded forests of shadows. Be wide, unhindered, unobstructed to the scenes around…. Read More

Home…(5 Minute Friday)

Back again! Welcome to the weekly 5 Minute Friday. I love that this keeps me writing. I want to find more chances to carve out intentional time to ponder large and small things – to as my brain to do somersaults and… Read More

‘Side A’ vs ‘Side B’ — who wins?

There are many things I wonder about. Part of me (of most girls I’ve come to find) is that I can be analytical – in my head about things. Seeing all angles, wondering about differing outcomes, imagining scenarios working in various ways…. Read More

A Letter to my Cabin…

*Note: This weekend, I went, with other youth leaders and over 47 kids on a retreat. The kids were shown what it meant to belong to God. To know who they are, in their own, individual identity. I was assigned a cabin… Read More