Every Year With Jesus Is A Good Year

I haven't been in the "zone" now for seven months! (Unprecedented!) I have some free time now. I'm energized and more like my normal self. Decluttering--not writing--is currently at the top of my agenda (I've been inspired by Becky's blog about minimalist lifestyle, and I'm stoked to try some of her ideas in 2018). But… Continue reading Every Year With Jesus Is A Good Year

The Romance of The Cross

Stay, my restless heart, my wandering feet. The way of escape is here. The place of newness and purpose is here too. Not in the next adventure, the next accomplishment, the next good deed, the next admirer. Stay and look up, above the spectacles, the sensations, the vanity. There is a cross up there in… Continue reading The Romance of The Cross

To The Unborn

Precious, When I was little, a man on an airplane asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Naturally, I hugged my doll close to my heart and said, "I just want to be a mommy." I was raised to be a housewife, like my mother and my grandmothers and my great-grandmothers. "Discreet,… Continue reading To The Unborn

Beautiful Beulah

"He led me to the gate, the gate looking east, and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east."--Ezekiel 43:1-2 TLV My favorite place in Jerusalem (so far) is the eastern gate, known as the Golden Gate or The Gate of Mercy--seen above from the Garden of Gethsemane, framed by… Continue reading Beautiful Beulah

Chief Cornerstone & The Thirteenth Apostle

He was crossing King David Street, in Jerusalem, near the hip vicinity of Mamilla Mall. I noticed his distinctly Native American features and limber stride even before I saw the long hair dangling down his back, swinging behind him like a pendulum as he disappeared into a sweaty throng of pedestrians. His head was high.… Continue reading Chief Cornerstone & The Thirteenth Apostle