advent: waiting, hoping and watching

Advent. Something that has grabbed hold of my curiosity in the last few years and I am learning to create and implement my own advent traditions and practices. When my roommate said she wanted to do an advent calendar I volunteered to compile it and get the scripture readings and crafty part going. As we…

advent reading for today: Dec 3

Today’s reading comes along with an excerpt from Mark D. Roberts.  This passage looks ahead to the coming of the Lord who will care for his people like a Shepherd. “A voice cries in the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in desert highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3-5, 11.  A voice…

Let’s Fund A Rescue for my 30th Birthday!

{EDIT: WE (aka YOU) DID it!!! Together we raised $330! That’s like my most successful fundraising campaign ever!! (I had apprehensions after failing to raise support in the past…) Thank you to my special anonymous donors….What a mysterious blessing you are and thank you to my mysterious donor who swept in at the very end…

all things new

As we sang these words Sunday night, I felt comforted by this truth, reminded that the Lord’s mercies are new every morning. I love fresh starts. They are open and free and the possibilities are vast. I just made a huge decision. So here I am, back at the start, anxious but expectant. Trying to…

sweet embrace

Two years ago this month, she walked up to me with tears in her eyes, thanking me for the songs I had just sung. she hugged me and then she said one sentence that rocked me, words that i will never forget, and I held her tighter, no matter that she was a stranger, she…

He’s enough

arising in my soul unrest. how can i just…waste my time when there is so much hurt, brokenness in the world. how can i … what can i… how do i even go about following this absurd voice asking me to write songs of hope and healing? how do i do this and pay my…

the Real Deal about Heaven

(an archived post) I first started thinking about this about one year ago when Dale Fincher posted a link to an article by NT Wright which was an excerpt from his book, Surprised by Hope. Both Dale’s blog post and the NT Wright’s article were fascinating. I was surprised, and completely confused at the same time. I strongly encourage…