Tag Archives: faith

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 […]

Post Tenebras Lux

If you see me in person you may note the phrase post tenebras lux on my left arm. Like all the ink permanently on my skin (as opposed to the temporary tattoos my kids like to draw on me) there’s a reason behind it, and it isn’t just an affinity for Latin. Today, 502 years […]

The Art of Disagreement

Early in our marriage, we had the privilege of living in Oxford, England for a few months while my husband wrapped up his philosophy degree. While there, we found a church quickly and were welcomed warmly; often invited to after-church lunches. On one such occasion, we sat in a student’s tiny apartment finishing up a […]