Walking with Jesus

“To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.” Isaiah 66:2 I remember being a little girl, wondering when I would hear God speak. Would he speak out loud? What if I missed him? What if he asked me to do something […]

October 11, 2013

Green beans and good deeds

Growing stuff, Walking with Jesus

Did you know that I can hear what plants are saying? This is one reason why I hate weeding (besides the fact that it is hard work): it feels cruel and unfair. I hate the sight of all those babies gasping and shriveling in the sun. When I prune I have to steel myself against […]

July 30, 2013

A case for glory

Life around home, Walking with Jesus

Hmm. Now some of you are talking about me being “up to” something… or coming to a “conclusion.” Don’t deceive yourselves. I am good at questions, not answers. Have I ever concluded anything before? Also I feel frustrated in my attempts to keep from bringing in two subjects I wish to avoid: Complaining about My […]

July 15, 2013

All the work is through

Walking with Jesus

Confession: After several years of profound deliberation, I have come to believe that the best approach to life is, after all, play. When I was a mother of two, one a high energy two-year-old with incessant questions, the other a baby requiring nighttime feedings, endless diaper changes, and infinite patience, I came across a song […]

June 27, 2013

A whiplash across the room

Walking with Jesus

Before I tell any part of this story, I’d like to say a small word to those of you readers who will feel uncomfortable with the topic—those of you who see depression as sin, a problem that could only be spiritual in nature. Depression can be sin. There are numerous Biblical examples of people who […]

January 24, 2013

The benediction

Brain things

This has felt like a sermon, and I am relieved to come to the close of my inadvertent mini-series on femininity. Here are the two last things I have to say about beauty. Ask yourself carefully if they are true, and listen to the Spirit’s voice. 1. There’s a natural beauty God gives. And He […]

May 9, 2012