My Other Loves

“Ecstasy and delight are essential to the believer’s soul and they promote sanctification. We were not meant to live without spiritual exhilaration, and the Christian who goes for a long time without the experience of heart-warming will soon find himself tempted to have his emotions satisfied from earthly things and not, as he ought, from […]

“we are all beginners”

“We do not want to be beginners [at prayer]. but let us be convinced of the fact that we will never be anything but beginners, all our life!”- Thomas Merton I am an evangelical millennial who did all the right things. I went to seminary, I grew up in the church. I was on leadership […]

well, hello there.

I stopped blogging about personal things for awhile. But after about 3 years of not posting regularly, I decided to start up again. But to do things a little differently this time. I have been in a season of spiritual hunger, and not feeding myself. It’s been a season of diverting my attentions elsewhere. I […]

Advent Longings

“I’m longing, is that enough? I’m trying to let go and trust I’m dying each day, everyone does We need you, and your son, and his blood.” -Enter the Worship Circle I did not used to be a fan of the Christmas season. I am not a grinch, I am just naturally resistant to popular […]

It is dangerous to hope

Yesterday was Halloween. It is one of my favorite holidays. Trick or treating never happened for me as a kid. It was church “Hallelujah” parties every year. As much as I wanted in on the trick or treating, I was very content to attend these parties. It meant I got to dress up. I could […]

Naomi and Shadday

Naomi was a lot like Job. I never knew that. For context, this is Naomi from the book of Ruth in the Old Testament. Ruth is a very short book and I used to see Naomi as a minor character within the book. Wrong. She is a pivotal part of the story. Although her story […]