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Life Maps: Trust within the Current

Last week I mentioned a new hobby of mine–art journaling. The Let’s Make Art theme for August was Life Maps. During one of the tutorials, we made organic shapes and highlighted the spaces between to reveal a path between places. It was intriguing to see how others interpreted and adapted […]

Freedom: Revising with Good Reason

When I view the steps of the writing process–understanding there is purpose and delight in every part–I know I have appreciated most the process of revision. Some writers have a once-and-done approach, and maybe some can claim to getting the writing right on the first try. But, I have found […]

Kindred Spirits

I visited my aunt the other day. Since I was a little girl, I have thought of her as a kindred spirit.We often joke I am more like her than her daughter just as my cousin is much like my mother. We love reading and books. In fact, she is […]


You will remember that before you became Christians you went around from one idol to another, not one of which could speak a single word. 1 Corinthians 12:2 TLB Who has made the greatest impact in your life? Who has the biggest influence over it today? I struggle with how […]

According to Plan

Ephesians 1:11-14 NIV In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of […]

Concert Pitch of Nature

“The clear, pure light of the morning made me yearn for the truth in my heart, which alone could make me pure and clear as the morning itself and tune my life to the concert pitch of nature around me. And the breeze that blew from the sunrise made me […]

The Devout Soul

The devout soul is always safe in every state, if it makes everything an occasion either of rising up, or falling down into the hands of God, and exercising faith, and trust, and resignation to Him. The pious soul, that eyes only God, that means nothing but being His alone, […]