Conquerors

O! The marvelous mystery! I in You, and You in me. Love stronger than kin, Bound closer than skin, We are inseparable.   (Romans 8:31-39)

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A Few Short Years: A Christmas Villanelle 

Your heart's set on a few short years  With gifts to buy and family to call  What happens when the Son appears? On an average night to angels' cheers God wrapped Himself in child's flesh in a dirty stall  Your heart's set on a few short years Chasing the best, perfect careers Someday your name … Continue reading A Few Short Years: A Christmas Villanelle 

Identity

Who am I? This question begins to haunt us in about junior high, and continues to plague us for a while after that.  The answers--or lack thereof--determine what path we follow after high school, what we do with our time, who we associate with.  In a large part, our answers to this question become more … Continue reading Identity

Who I Am

"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."  ~2 Corinthians 10:5 I recently became a leader in the youth ministry at my new church.  After each mid-week gathering, we have a leader meeting around a firepit … Continue reading Who I Am

Hands and Souls: The Healing of the Lord

Let me tell you a story about what’s been happening in my life recently. This story begins a long time ago, when I was a little girl.  Really, though, the most important background information you need to know is that I always was incredibly shy.  I suffered from timidity, and, starting in fifth grade, I … Continue reading Hands and Souls: The Healing of the Lord