author ● sojourner ● mother artist

author ● sojourner ● mother artist

Month: February 2014

Perfect {scattered & pixelated} Peace

There are blocks and puzzle pieces scattered across the bare floor. A ball and a few cheerios keep them company. It’s so easy to see the pieces of our lives scattered, messy, waiting for someone to come along and pull us back together. I string […]

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Restless

I got an advanced copy of Jennie Allen’s new book Restless: Because You Were Made for More at Allume in the fall. It looked interesting, but not interesting to start reading. In January I began flipping through it. I’d open to a random page in […]

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When You’ve Forgotten How to Fight

It seems to happen that whenever I think I’ve figured something out either God or the devil challenges me on it. The last few days it’s been the latter. I’ve begun to see some of the threads God’s been weaving for his purposes in my […]

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A Love for Real Life

I set the vase on the shelf. Light pours through the window dancing off the rosebuds. They look so pretty sitting there. I look down. The remnants of an early morning wake-up and Bible bookmarks. I’m tempted to move them. They’ll soil the picture of […]

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Freedom Comes in Letting Go

“Open the window and let go.” These words came to me and I released them out my breath. I don’t know why free has such a hold on me. No matter the fears I battle—fear of failure, fear of being known, of succeeding, of exposure—I […]

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