author ● sojourner ● mother artist

author ● sojourner ● mother artist

Month: February 2012

When There's Not Grace for Yourself {a lenten gathering}

This week I’ve struggled with this grace for myself. To be honest, I’ve always struggled with grace. It’s too easy. Too free. It doesn’t ask enough. I know my failures, I know my weaknesses, I know all the ways I don’t measure up. I am […]

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Broken, Beautiful Sisterhood {sisters in bloom}

Today I’m over at Sisters in Bloom sharing something I feel compelled to do even though it will be hard, force me to deny myself, and be braver than I am. It has to deal with women and hurts, friendships and unity—it’s really about Christ. […]

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The Everyday {a DaySpring giveaway}

Sometimes the everyday gets to me. Between the early mornings, fighting the tyranny of the urgent, homeschooling, remembering to speak words of life, telling the boys “Not so loud” for the 100th time, forgetting what’s for dinner, and resting in Him, the everyday can be […]

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The Hope of Sin {a Lenten gathering}

Is it odd to say I find a certain measure of hope in sin?  Not that when I’m in the midst of sinning or feel the weight of my wayfaring choices I go, “Yes! This brings me so much hope!” It’s the aftermath. When the […]

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Contemplating the Cross {a lenten gathering}

It’s only February, but already it feels as if the year is half gone. The Lenten season begins this week and sometimes I wonder, why Lent?  Why focus on the death and misery of the Cross? Why spend an elongated time confronting our sin? What […]

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