September Article Roundup

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Here are a few of my favorite articles and posts from around the internet this month (and last month too, for that matter). Enjoy! God Made You a Writer: An Invitation to Every Christian | This was a really good …

What Do We Thank God For?

Family. Friends. Provision. Studying. Good music. Iced lattes and hot tea. Dark chocolate. Safety from hurricanes. Late afternoon sun on floodwater.  There are so many little blessings every day that we never stop and thank God for. Sometimes the abundance of His undeserved kindness seems overwhelming. But the things I …

There Is Peace In the Storm

Maybe it’s just because I’m in Florida; but it seems like there’s only one topic of conversation right now. The Storm. The name of Irma is on everybody’s lips. Where will it turn? Which coast will be affected? What’s going to happen next? Irma is a massive, swirling wall of water …

blood on our hands | a poem

For some reason I often get minor cuts and things – not serious, but just enough to draw blood. Mostly they’re on my hands (it doesn’t help that I wash my hands all the time at work, so they get dry and cracked). A few months ago I wrote this …

Seeing God’s Mercy In a Paradise Lost

Shame. The searing, unfamiliar sense of guilt. The biggest leaves they could find, hastily pieced together to cover the bodies they had only just realized were naked. The terrifying sound of the footsteps they used to welcome. Awe, wonder, and intense love now turned to gripping fear. Blame and anger rearing …

Every Breath As a Gift

The theme for this year’s Bible Bee study was Created. It seems pretty obvious. I mean, if you grew up in church Genesis 1:1 was probably one of the first verses you ever memorized. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” But what started to stick out …

Where Did the Moon Go? | A Story

This is a flash fiction I wrote a few weeks ago in the middle of my Western Lit II class, inspired by a random prompt in an old screenshot on my Kindle. I’m pretty sure part of it was also influenced by the depressing modern and postmodern literature I had …