the bond of peace

I get frustrated easily. I get frustrated with others. I get frustrated with myself. My heart starts pounding and peace flies out the window and frustration swiftly takes its place. I want to walk with humility and gentleness. To be patient and to take up love before all else. But have you ever noticed that these things […]

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i am restless

I get the feeling that I’m meant for more. The pull in my soul that I’m living in a swirling tension of now and not yet. I am a woman wrestling with God. Who feels the Spirit pushing and pulling and leading in the vapor that is this life. I breathe it and it fills my […]

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if you're waiting for God to act

Waiting disguises itself as nothing. We all experience it. Baited breath. Wringing hands. Hours and days and months of,”Why, God? When, God?” A few months ago, I picked up a copy of When The Heart Waits for 5o cents at a thrift store. I grabbed it because it was written by Sue Monk Kidd, the author of Secret Life […]

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making memories

Well, I’m starting this post at 11: 50 p.m., if that tells you anything. My Halloween was full of cuddling with an adorable seven-month-old tiger and scoring candy with the cutest three-year-old Thomas the train. We trick-or-treated and we walked through our little downtown and we ate too many Reese’s, but mostly, we made memories. […]

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With us it rests, either to receive it and be partners in the crime, or to exonerate ourselves from guilt, by spurning from us the temptation. For let us not think, that the crime rests alone with those who conduct the traffic, or the Legislature bywhich it is protected. If we purchase the commodity, we […]

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