Tracing the handiwork

When I sat on the first flight home from the Netherlands, I had 8+ hours to think about what (and who) I was leaving behind and what (and who) I was going home to. It was hard. I came home and immediately had to spring into action getting ready for school and going back to... Continue Reading →

Coming home

Coming home. At the end of a vacation or trip away to camp, you're supposed to feel satisfied, like you had a wonderful time but are ready to come home. Coming home is supposed to feel like bringing your heart back to where it belongs. It's supposed to be the comforting return to normal life,... Continue Reading →

As he leads me

Life is busy, always so busy, that it seems if I want a moment to be still, I have to make one. I must hew my quietness, my solitude, out of the whirlwind of life. Sometimes this threatens my ability to function well, as it is so difficult to find the moments I need to... Continue Reading →

When you cannot see

"Trust the God you cannot see to faithfully accomplish what only He can see." -- Andy Gleiser Sometimes, this life just doesn't seem to make much sense, does it? When we're in the middle of the muck, we can't see anything except all the mire that surrounds us. We have no perspective save that which looks... Continue Reading →

Beauty in every moment

The funny thing about moments is they don't often stick around. Half the time, by the time we notice something is a moment, it's gone. The other half the time, it seems, we're caught up wishing we could make it last forever. What would it look like to live recognizing each moment for what it is, and... Continue Reading →

2016, the year of peace

I'm one of those people who enjoys looking back. I like remembering, and tracing the pieces and how they connect. I remember how I felt and what I was crying out to God about at various points in time. And most of all, I love seeing how He grew and changed me, how His hand... Continue Reading →

Be content

Contentment. It's something I think we would all agree is lacking in the world today, especially in first-world countries, who, ironically, have so much. Often, we equate being content with happiness. We chase happiness hoping to find contentment. How do I know we aren't just looking for happiness, as everyone says? Because happiness is fleeting. And... Continue Reading →

Ideas have consequences

Before we get into what to do with ideas and viewpoints, we have to establish a foundation of what those are and how they affect the world around us. First of all, let's define worldview. If I were to ask one of you "What is a worldview?" chances are I'd get at least one smart-aleck who... Continue Reading →

“Your words can change the world”

It's that time of year when the school year is drawing to a close. Programs are winding down, and schedules are changing. Tomorrow is the end-of-year party for our homeschool co-op. It's a bittersweet moment. Because of how school is shaping up for me, it's looking like I'm not going back to co-op next year.... Continue Reading →

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