In the Darkness of Friday

I pry through my closed blinds and notice glints of pink and magenta. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom and are caught in the steady waves of a light breeze. Spring is here. But on this side of my blinds, it remains dark and cold. I light a candle and whisper, “Lord, have mercy.” […]

Sunlight + Prophetic Imagination = Revolution

When I was a little girl I used to spread out on my back under trees and watch the sunlight tickle the tips of the leaves. Their shadows would flutter across my face and ripple down my arms in a flurry of fantastic patterns. And then, as the sun slowly arced and bent, my eyes […]

Light Heals

I remember the first time I told my real story out loud to a friend. I was shaking. I was crying. I felt sick to my stomach. I didn’t want to say it out loud. I didn’t want anyone to know that I had had an abortion and hid it from everyone in my life, […]

The Most Waiting-est Time of the Year

By Aubrey Sampson | Twitter: @aubsamp Each night during Advent, my husband and I turn off all the lights in the house and read our boys the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke. When we’ve finished reading, we whisper these words together: “The world is in darkness and we are waiting for the light.” On […]

The Light that Circles

I woke from a short, deep sleep again this morning The kind that comes after a night of heavy sighs and clumsy turns and snags of dreams As the light in the room brightened I attempted to gather the frayed strands of story fleeing to the dark behind my eyes but all of it slipped […]