Dear Graduate

Dear Graduate

Can you believe it’s here already?! Graduation day. The papers have been turned in. The projects presented. The tests completed. The internships lined up. The dorm room or apartment cleaned out and packed up. For the last four years you have poured yourself into this place…and now it’s time to say goodbye. It’s such a … Read more

Hello Heart

Hello Heart

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.” Psalm 25:16-17 Hello Heart I’ve been ignoring you lately, and I’m sorry. It just seemed easier to stuff the emotions and feelings and throw myself into projects rather than … Read more

That Same Old Wound

That Same Old Wound

Dear Heart, You’ve been feeling it again, haven’t you? That same old wound still pulsing. You try to bury it. How many hours have you spent praying, writing it in your journal, talking about this hurt? How many times have you just tried to stuff it recently because you’re just plain sick and tired of … Read more

God is Faithful

God is faithful

Last week we looked at God’s ways and how they really don’t match up with ours. He has a weird way of doing things that goes against what we understand or expect. A city was brought down by an army marching around it and blowing trumpets. A prostitute was used as a way to protect … Read more

Dear Heart, About My Ring

dear heart, about my ring

Dear Heart, You asked me yesterday if I have a boyfriend. It’s a question I’ve gotten quite frequently since I’ve started working in a middle school. I told you no and your eyes fell to my left hand. “Then what’s that ring for?” I told you that it was a purity ring, but you didn’t … Read more

Daring to Dream the Crazy Impossible

dare to dream

We were in the car, driving slowly through a 25 mph stretch when the thought came to me, a quick and pleasant daydream, unlike many thoughts I’d had over the last several weeks. Dealing with the reality of a new job, an actual dream come true that hadn’t quite meet my expectations, didn’t leave much … Read more