Tag: beauty

A Confession, a Soul Song, and a Blessing

Dear you, There were many ways I was going to start this post. I thought about the angel host and their audacious message to the shepherds, “Glory to God in the Highest and on earth, peace, good will toward men.” I spent a whole… Continue Reading “A Confession, a Soul Song, and a Blessing”

Soul Songs 8: O Love, That Will Not Let Me Go

On my cupboard door at school hangs a lovely water colour version of this text. Oh, don’t take my word for it: just look. It was brushed with love by a dear friend I met at teacher’s training; and even though she flew back… Continue Reading “Soul Songs 8: O Love, That Will Not Let Me Go”

Even Now

In the pages of everybody’s memory book, there’s bound to be a little circle of people (call them friends if you like, though they didn’t always act like it) that knew your coming of age. They’re the girls you did VBS with, comparing sandals… Continue Reading “Even Now”

Un-Afraid?

I opened 2019 with a word of the year: FEAR. I wrote about wanting to face fear head on–face pride head on–and grow in my fear of God. How do we know when are truly fearing God? Do I have to feel the awe… Continue Reading “Un-Afraid?”

Small World

Back in the old farmhouse, Grandma kept a cactus garden. A clear Rubbermaid tub about two feet by three feet and ten inches deep was home to a small log cabin, a china woman, a forest of cacti, and one precocious brown plastic squirrel.… Continue Reading “Small World”