Retreat

I rolled over this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep. So the house is quiet and no one else is up. It’s not that early, it’s just the holidays. I logged on to type some words because I couldn’t find my book. And then I saw the “daily prompt.” Retreat. Naturally, I clicked onContinue reading “Retreat”

exchange the unknown future for a known love

What is it about all that we think we want, all that God wants, and how the two collide? It’s a painful collision. When what we had planned is dashed against the rocks of His strength and goodness. When our plans collide with the sovereignty of an all-powerful God. There’s a thing about disappointments andContinue reading “exchange the unknown future for a known love”

falling from what we want

It’s these stones of expectations. Expectations we lay on ourselves. Expectations the world piles on us, and they grow, they accumulate to the height of a great cliff. We’re scared of falling from the top of that cliff It’s like this: The whole world is built up on a mountain, it’s actually a dangerous cliff,Continue reading “falling from what we want”

the novel of your life

beautiful and captivating and surprisingly simple- a story. intricate details. there’s ups there’s downs there’s easy there’s hard. a story is a beautiful mix of suspense and waiting and pure happiness and days of sweet, utter contentment. a story is a mix of hard, painful days, and beautiful, easy ones. a story takes unexpected turnsContinue reading “the novel of your life”

enough + enough

she sat down and breathed deep. her heart and mind needed clarity, a place of quiet, peace. she felt the trap of comparison slowly pulling the life out of her, and she was tired. after all, it’s exhausting work trying to be someone you’re not. It’s exhausting work placing a standard upon yourself you weren’t evenContinue reading “enough + enough”