This new year has begun how most of them do: both slowly- with 360 days ahead of us still; and with the drop of a ball- so sudden. Such hope. New year, new you, right? Do you feel new yet? Oh, it’s all over the place, isn’t it though- these ways to become new. There’s the way of organization … [Read more...] about In the Midst of All of These New Year’s Resolutions, This is the Only Thing That Really Counts
The car wouldn’t start this morning. A simple problem in the scheme of things, a first world problem really, as they say. But nonetheless, it was my engine that chugged, my car that wouldn’t turn over, my schedule that got rearranged that day. And so I sit in the front seat, hoping against … [Read more...] about All Is Well, After All: On Advent, Hope, and the World On Fire
She always looks at herself in the mirror differently than I ever did. I catch her every now and then, gazing at the mirror, practicing different smiles and ways of holding her shoulders back with her head up and a smirk of pride crosses her lips. A smirk of pride crosses Brennan’s face when she … [Read more...] about you are already amazing
The thing is, love is just so big and wide and deep. Love was there in the silence as nothingness swirled in the mist and love was the first word spoken over it all and love is the banner over us and love never left and love is what came down to show us what love looks like with flesh on. Love … [Read more...] about hey girls? love is big enough.
2017, please, have mercy on us. 2017, please, be kind. See, we’re still a little tender from the previous three-hundred-and-sixty-five days. See, our last go-round did some damage on our hearts, so you must understand, we have some scars that might require extra tending to. I think it was … [Read more...] about dear 2017: a resolution for restoration
When I’m being honest, I don’t know how to do this. The lights hang outside and the star sits atop the tree and childlike wonder dances through our very house and we talk about the birth of peace itself yet I still just can’t even. It’s too much, as Ellie says when I ask her to clean up. It’s … [Read more...] about if your advent aches