First Love

Sometimes— when the world is on fire, when we melt- down into a desperate stew of raw emotion to the tipping point of ruins and ashes— despair closes over us, but there is hope, full and perfect, constant and beautiful, the Light of the world and Redeemer of all surrendered, and He  calls those whoContinue reading “First Love”


“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness….we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” — Romans 8:26, NLT We sometimes settle into prayer so weary and worldly-weighted that our words puddle into a mush of syllables,Continue reading “Intercession”


“A meaningful silence is always better than meaningless words.”  — Unknown I slog through this morning sigh at the visage in my mirror — all shadowed and baggy-eyed from a restless night of images. The world feels tight, as if I’m wrapped by a snake squeezing the life out of me.  It is this weightContinue reading “Exhaustion”