The Beautiful Truth that Picture Perfect Hides

The following short story was recently selected as ”Story of the Week” in an online writing community I am part of. I thought it would be a good one to share here on the blog as we celebrate 23 years of marriage today! June 12, 1999 was an unusually hot day on our island.  Sweat tickled … Continue reading The Beautiful Truth that Picture Perfect Hides

Advent — coming close to the fire

For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness … Continue reading Advent — coming close to the fire

Healing is Like a Funnel

“Healing is like a funnel.” I was setting something down on the counter this afternoon when that phrase popped into my head. I did not consciously string those words together. I don’t even know where the thought came from, except that maybe my subconscious had been chewing on it ever since I watched C-Bear draw … Continue reading Healing is Like a Funnel

A Stormy Start to Lent

A year can hold a lot of healing.  Even a year like 2020.  In one span of changing seasons broken walls can be repaired, ancient ruins rebuilt, foundations restored.  Open, oozing wounds can resolve into scars.  Lies can be uprooted by truth.  Hard, but freeing, truth.   Even so, the wind can shift unexpectedly, bringing with it whispers of those almost … Continue reading A Stormy Start to Lent

Finding the Edge of a Miracle in the Perimeter of a Wound

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have also obtained access through him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we boast in the hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our … Continue reading Finding the Edge of a Miracle in the Perimeter of a Wound