We are living in a time of anxiety. As we try to make plans and figure out what life will look like now, our thoughts churn in the background, sapping our strength and feeding our fears of "what if". What if I or my loved one gets sick? Or dies? What if I lose my … Continue reading What if?
Month: August 2020
A Godward Life
"A Godward life is a life lived for the sake of seeing and savoring and showing God in all things." - John Piper
I wrap my jacket around me and step out into the night, quieting the screen door's creak for those sleeping. Over dew-damp grass, lit by stars I walk, to the old dock reaching out into the quiet water. I come for the chance to see the fleeting aurora, whispering green on the horizon. It flickers … Continue reading Night Meeting
I did my best at the time. As white parents in a white town, we were tasked with giving our multiracial children tools with which to form their identities. So I bought the diverse books. I made sure our nativity set was ethnically accurate. I read about adoption and race. We drove to the city … Continue reading Identity
What I Almost Said
"These people!" I fumed after reading yet another rant on Facebook. "Why is it so hard to just be kind?" In my anger I hammered out the perfect blog post to address the problem. To share my frustration at the anger and self-righteous rants all over social media right now. I felt compelled to speak out. … Continue reading What I Almost Said