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Category Archives: hearing God

enduring and enduring

In the spring, I can toy with my northern friends, sending them pictures of us splashing at the lake and taking long walks, while they wait for their yards to defrost and deslush. In the fall, my northern friends send me photos of their crunchy-leaved lawns, their flannel jacket walks and their fireplaces, while we […]

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rejoice & take courage

This week I picked up a new book – Roots & Sky, by Christie Purifoy. It is like a deep breath in this seemingly never-ending winter. In the last few weeks, I have confronted the idea that part of the struggle of winter is that it feels as though it’s not even winter – it […]

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communion story

“[Some mortals] say of some temporal suffering, “No future bliss can make up for it,” not knowing that Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory.” – C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce   We took our seats – a cozy, crooked circle of friends. Faces warm from laughing over […]

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a few good reads

I thought it might be nice to share something lighter (mostly) than all of my OH MY GOSH, I JUST HAVE TO ENDURE LIFE RIGHT NOW posts. Because while that is true, it is also true that there are days like today: both girls are sleeping (even though Little Bit has an ear infection and […]

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the stream

So I kept thinking about this idea of drinking deeply from the living water and all the reasons I do not – we do not. All the reasons we keep going back to our own little wells and hoping to drink satisfaction from our accomplishments or intelligence or what have you. And I recalled an […]

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