Learning to Hug My Inner Child

I was standing at the threshold of my home. My broken family had gathered. I hurt. I hurt with the pain that made me want to run from my body. The ache was so painful, I feared I would shatter into a million pieces. That was the first time in my life I knew I would never […]

The Slant of Motherhood

As I loosely stare out the window water begins to bead up, heavy and ripe, upon the glass One droplet slides down the pane then another My eyes trace their path each sphere of water now forming a queue on the window sill below Collecting, dispersing, collecting again Fickle We need this rain but I […]

The Noisier Path { PLUS: Book Giveaway }

{Leave a thoughtful comment on this post to be entered to win the book, Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline} By Catherine McNiel | Twitter:@CatherineMcNiel I was late for dinner, though thankfully no one looked up as I quietly pulled out my chair and sat down. Self-consciously I unfolded my napkin […]

When My Barrenness Met God

By Natasha Metzler | Twitter: @natashametzler [Trigger warning for our readers struggling with infertility.] I never expected the word barren to label my life. I was a vibrant person. I am an introvert to be sure, but I wasn’t shy or backward. I loved life and loved living it. By the time I was in my early twenties I […]

Arise and Shine

Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something […]