a conversation on grief

“Jesus wept.” – John 11:35 I picture Jesus – hunched over, gripping his tear-stained face, weeping. His dear friend Lazarus, with whom I imagine he shared years of witty exchanges, belly laughs, and deep secrets, lay lifeless in the tomb. Jesus wept. It is in the eleventh chapter of John’s gospel we see this peculiar…

the story of Ruth

Exactly one week ago, I started to feel whispers of labor pains. Although I had felt some of this for weeks, I drove home in the spring warmth on that Thursday evening with a deep feeling that it was time. Sure enough, a mere twelve hours later I reached down and pulled our daughter onto…

no. 1

This entry has been brewing for years. I can’t remember how many times I’ve begun to write and ended up deleting lines, whole posts, and even entire blog accounts. I’ve wrestled with fearing my thoughts aren’t unique or developed enough, my sharing isn’t authentic enough, or my aim isn’t clear enough. Despite each roadblock and…