Author Archives: Lydia

A Day: A Poem of Motherhood

We live in an age where it is en vogue to complain about our children. I certainly take part in the laughter of the many escapades and light-hearted humor of child-rearing, but when the overwhelming narrative of our culture is: children are a nuisance, we ought to be careful to guard our hearts from this […]

A Golden Globe and the Bloodshed of Autonomy

Michelle Williams’ recent Golden Globes acceptance speech has gained a great deal of attention (likely her aim). Pro-abortion advocates are lauding her, Pro-life advocates are criticizing her. Rightly so, as she argued that it was her abortion that led to her success. Her speech caught my attention not only because she claimed that the life […]

Wait

God gives patience, Love learns strength,And Faith remembers promise,And Hope itself can smile at lengthOn other hopes gone from us. Elizabeth Barrett Browning None of us like to hear the word wait. Waiting well is not something we acquire naturally. Particularly in our two-day shipping, microwave culture. We don’t wait on seasons for produce–it’s available […]

A House Is Not Our Home

respite finem ~consider your end~ We’re preparing to move again (this will be our seventh time in our ten years of marriage), and spent a long weekend looking at houses. About ten houses in I was overwhelmed and pessimistic with the whole ordeal. On our drive home my husband and I were discussing our needs […]

Eulogy for a Life Well-Lived

Dust in the air suspendedMarks the place where a story ended. T.S Eliot Hebrews talks about how we have a “great cloud of witnesses”, saints gone before us whose example ought to urge us on to “throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles us” so we might finish this race of […]