I Insist This Is A Love Story

I insist this is a love story. I was twelve or 13, and I was in bed, crying, because earlier that day, I looked down at one of the desks I passed in class, and saw I hate Heather gouged into the wood with a blade. I was hoping my mom would hear my crying […]

Well, Why Not?

Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a Season of “Why?” It’s not just a question my three-year-old asks me on an hourly basis, but it’s a weight I carry in my shoulders and back, a burden that pulses straight down to my bones. A text comes in, and then an email. A news headline […]

What Does the Lord Require of You?

My theological studies brought a question into my life that has subsequently guided my footsteps, influencing and shaping my decisions around vocation and living, in general, for the last seven years. It is a question found in two passages in the Old Testament, once in Deuteronomy and once in Micah.  This question, on both occasions, […]

There’s Nothing To Do But Wait

By Lindsey Smallwood | Twitter: @lindseysmallw I miscarried six weeks ago. I keep thinking that I’m over it, that I’m okay. What right have I to grieve when I have two tiny boys at home to cuddle and read to and tuck into bed? There are longing-to-be-mamas and those who’ve had to bury the children they’ve nursed […]

To the Mother Who Has Loved and Been Left

“Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.” – Brennan Manning Dear Mother of an Addicted Person, I don’t know what your holiday will look like this year and maybe you don’t either. I […]