Who Has the Most Hope?

Empires rise Pretending to possess power over peoples Pawns of the ancient serpent Certain of their fictional authority Pawns of the ancient serpent Whose chief purpose is The destruction of the human race Splitting hearts Splitting heads Splitting peoples Splitting lands Dispossessing Disinheriting Crushing the weak Who has the most hope? She who embraces her […]

O Little Town

A wave rippled jagged and she felt him drop as if he might fall away from her forever sucked into the very marrow of the earth her pendulous belly left ringing empty her heart hollow as a drum But then lit with an ancient power she bellowed her voice arcing across all of time burning […]

Pausing in the In-Between

It was a day like any other day in the life-long ministry of Zacharias the priest. With Elisabeth’s goodbye kiss still warm on his cheek, he went about his business, reporting for duty in his scheduled commitment to serve in the Temple. It was a day like no other day when the honor of entering […]

Learning to Hope Out Loud

I’ve been following along with Ann Voskamp’s advent writing and something she said a few days ago just won’t leave me alone, “Faith thanks God in the middle of the story.” Did you exhale when you read that? I did. It’s such a reminder that God isn’t good because God gives me what I want, […]

Letting God Draw Near Every Day

It was the first morning of Advent—the season that embodies longing, the pause between waiting for deliverance and the arrival of Emmanuel.  The only sound I could hear was the ticking of the clock as I scribbled in my journal, lit only by the soft white glow of the Christmas tree’s lights. It was one […]