A Closer Walk: Hold On To Hope In The Dark

It’s hard to hold on to hope, when you’re waiting in the dark, doing daily combat with oppressing fears. Sometimes, you listen to sermons, you read the Bible, you fight “the dark” for all you’re worth—clutching for truth as if your life depends upon it—because it does. I have those days when I have a strong grip on hope.…

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Never Losing the Light: Restless In the Raging Storm

You think this storm has been raging way too long, yes? There have been days when you believed, ” …this will be the end of me.” You looked at your depleted strength, your absent support, your meager resources, and you thought, “I can’t go on like this.” And still the storms kept coming; kept beating…

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Becoming Our Own REAL

Whenever I hear the words “becoming real” I think of the fairy tale: The Velveteen Rabbit.   It has taken me a lifetime—this unlearning, this surrendering to the undoing of God. Getting back to what God originally made, when beginning to create me, in my mother’s womb. Back to me—all by myself. No props. No safety nets,…

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