she’s a fierce warrior, with a lion at her side.

“Until sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet.” -Thomas Watson- The things I am about to write are going to be extremely controversial, but it is very important that they are written. There is a lot of talk going on about abortion and its place in our society.  Brothers fighting brothers, sisters fighting sisters…the…

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a [graduate] year in review.

I took some time this morning to reflect on my first year of OT school as I organized my mess of a bookshelf.  In the midst of trash, reorganization, and compilation, my entire being paused like a red light on the interstate. This is it.  A year in the making.  It feels like it went…

the closet and the rooftop.

I've got so many things to say...my soul is breaking, like an awakening of sorts.  A bursting of renewal and grace like the morning after a sweet night's sleep. And I want to share with you what the Lord has been speaking into my heart over the past couple of days.  I want to shout…

the most urgent love affair.

There are little girls planted all over the world that need a bed, a sweet reprieve from a mid-night's scare. There are little boys running all through the woods, chasing dreams and wild things as a warm meal awaits. School plays that feel like Broadway. Car rides that seem like royalty. Personal hairdressers for bows…

only the gardner knows.

Plant a seed, and you admit that breaking, and growing, and nourishing is the quintessence of beauty.  The flowers, they burst forth for but a moment and only the Gardner knows her beauty lies in a much grander picture. Cut back her stem and watch her shoot forth tenfold. Break apart her precious roots and…

the last blanket.

My family has curled up in their warmth for years...lavender, orange, burgundy.  She crocheted them to match our rooms-- little girls and teenage boys.  She sent them to college, that beautiful Tennessee orange and white, reminding him that there is a little love away from home. Wrapping us in her time and devotion...love and commitment...Mimaw…