Spiderman, Lamentations, and the steadfast love of God

My youngest son came to me this morning, asking as he does every morning, to fasten the velcro closures on the back of his Spiderman costume (he wears this thing like it’s his job). Only this time, he looked me in the eye and asked, “Are you tired of doing this? “ What a funnyContinue reading “Spiderman, Lamentations, and the steadfast love of God”

Christ’s Kingdom in the Psalms

In his slim commentary, Reflections on the Psalms, C.S. Lewis characterizes King David’s passionate worship in Psalm 27 with words like “gusto,” “rowdiness,” and a particular “Hebraic delight” expressed (for example) in verse 4, One thing have I asked of the Lord,that will I seek after:that I may dwell in the house of the LordallContinue reading “Christ’s Kingdom in the Psalms”

terrifying Russian literature, a style challenge, and New Year’s resolutions

The book sat on a side table in my bedroom, the one over by the corner fireplace, for six months. The oil portrait of its central character stared at me from the cover with those stoic, challenging eyes (like only Russians can), seemingly asking the question again, “Are you ready now? Is today the day?”Continue reading “terrifying Russian literature, a style challenge, and New Year’s resolutions”

An update: thoughts on writing, leisure, and acknowledging my finite human nature

I CANNOT BELIEVE IT IS ALMOST JULY. (Not to be dramatic or anything…) I don’t know about you, but the first half of this year flew by in a flurry of work and family life. Almost without notice, months had passed before I realized that my personal writing was taking a serious back seat toContinue reading “An update: thoughts on writing, leisure, and acknowledging my finite human nature”

If I Stand – Rich Mullins

There’s more that rises in the morningThan the sunAnd more that shines in the nightThan just the moonIt’s more than just this fire hereThat keeps me warmIn a shelter that is largerThan this room And there’s a loyalty that’s deeperThan mere sentimentsAnd a music higher than the songsThat I can singThe stuff of Earth competesForContinue reading “If I Stand – Rich Mullins”

Amazon Prime Day Picks

This morning has found me neck deep in two (yes, two) different group text threads about what else but…Amazon Prime Day! I’m sharing links and recs with my people IRL, so I thought–why not share them with you guys, too? Here ya go, internet friends. My picks for Amazon Prime Day (today and tomorrow) coveringContinue reading “Amazon Prime Day Picks”

Deep Dive: Is it possible to experience the communion table online?

The Western church is in a strange moment. We have long enjoyed the freedom of meeting together as a body of believers in person, locally, and frequently. But last year brought a new challenge (varying in intensity depending on where you live) to our freedom of assembly. Without getting into the legality of the situationContinue reading “Deep Dive: Is it possible to experience the communion table online?”