Would You plant a garden in this wasteland? This has been my prayer for a long time. I actually stole these words from a song by Brogan Gaskill, called Elijah. I thought these lyrics were especially beautiful and they resonated deeply with me, so I turned them into my prayer. Truth be told I didn’tContinue reading “Plant A Garden In This Wasteland”
Starting a new journal always feels a little bit nostalgic, or sacred, or sentimental? I’m not sure what the right word for it is but for some reason I always find myself on the first page writing about how it feels. Maybe I feel accomplished after finishing another journal or maybe it feels like IContinue reading “Bright Yellow Journal”
I’m playing Christmas songs through the speaker at our foster & adoptive parents day out (which doubled as a Christmas party for the kids), and one of the girls asks me, “can you play the song Resurrecting? I love that song. It was the last song we sang last week at church.” I smile atContinue reading “His Name is Victory”
Will You take me back to the beginning? Back to my wide-eyed gaze and childlike faith. Back to when I trusted You as a Father, and when I delighted in being Your daughter. Will You take me back there? There’s a lot of mess You’ll have to climb through, and a lot of layers toContinue reading “To Be a Child Again”
I will remember how the Lord was faithful to Joseph, and how intentional He was with his story, weaving even the broken, painful, and messy parts into something beautiful. I’ll remember how the Lord never left him even when his brothers rejected him, and even when he was alone in a prison cell. Even there,Continue reading “I Will Remember”
Tears filled my eyes as we prayed over the first few verses of Psalm 13: “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?” I’m not sure that I have ever felt the pain of waiting on the Lord quite like I did in 2020. Backing up a little bit,Continue reading “Jesus Wept”
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