Notes from the Shadowlands

Notes from the Shadowlands

Perchance one day the Shadow stopped,And took a moment to have a thought.Looking high and far above,She wondered who she shadowed of.”Who is this one that I reflect in part?Who is the real, the one unseen?That as she stands in a constant Son,This shadow is cast,...
Taking Joy for a Spin

Taking Joy for a Spin

Fear. It likes to linger in front of joy.  Or so it seems. It’s as if Fear, whenever looking for prime real estate, will typically scope out the land right by your dreams. Can anyone relate? It’s fun to dream, right?  About that perfect job? Or creating...
When All You Have to Sow is Tears

When All You Have to Sow is Tears

When all you have to sow is tears, Sow without shame or fear. For tears carry much more than you know And deep into the soil they flow Making way for the wildest of dreams There is something about releasing the deep groans within, That somehow lets your heart sing....
Don’t Forget the Bacon

Don’t Forget the Bacon

I spent six beautiful years as a missionary in southern Illinois.  God provided in many extraordinary, and sometimes humorous ways. During my first few years I received a stipend from the youth ministry I was working with, while the next two years I was blessed with...
Unending Waves

Unending Waves

I once spent a day at the Oregon coast.  Oregon is one of God’s beautiful ideas.  I love the landscape and personality of this state.  The Pacific Ocean is endearingly framed by this land. I had some time to spend standing on a beach, watching colossal waves...
From the Lion’s Mouth

From the Lion’s Mouth

I am the Alpha and Omega. Never changing, Never waning in my affection towards man, Circumstances do not constitute my ways.   My goodness knows no end. But do you comprehend the goodness I speak of? For it differs from kindness,  And love, And justice. It...
The Restlands Retreat

The Restlands Retreat

Selah – to pause in His presence This is the Hebrew word Selah, a puzzling word to translate. Most scholars believe it is a musical term for pause or rest. It is used seventy-one times in the Psalms as an instruction to the music leader to pause and ponder in...
When fear leaves the dance floor

When fear leaves the dance floor

She laced her shoes.   Though small in stature, her poise spoke of power.   He crept around, this unwelcome guest.  His shoes were laced, though clumsily.   She walked to the middle of the room and began to move, smoothly with her toes skimming the floor....
Back at the Tree House

Back at the Tree House

//For those of you who have not read The Restlands, this sneak peek will include a few minor spoilers. I highly recommend reading the first book prior to the sneak peek. But if you just can’t contain yourself, then keep reading, Rebellious One, and then go grab...
A Conversation with Young Sara

A Conversation with Young Sara

One of my favorites from the archives. Written 2016. I remember the look on her face – the younger me – when I sat across from her sipping my latte.  She was a special blend of naive and endearing.  I won’t ever forget her eyes, so...