Paths Leading Home

Today one of my favorite authors died. Elisabeth Elliot’s words had a profound impact on me as a young girl and helped shape my thinking, especially on the topics of loneliness and patience. Her no nonsense writing style and constant encouragement to avoid self-pity were an inspiration to me. These are hard words but I’ve … Continue reading Paths Leading Home

The Night is Far Spent

Christ came to redeem for all times and seasons. Only my flagging, drowsy devotion relegates his influence to an annual holiday. But every day, I get to try it again. I try to awake to the truth that every day is as sacred as the next…

The Untiring Ones

It is one of the great troubles of life that we cannot have any unmixed emotions. There is always something in our enemy that we like, and something in our sweetheart that we dislike.

Embracing Discomfort

You’ll learn, through these practices, to get good at discomfort, to show up even when you don’t feel like it, to stick to something even when the enthusiasm wanes, to not act on your urges right away, to enjoy any activity as a reward in and of itself.

Learning Not To Compare

In September 2013 I took a position as a full-time journalist for WP Tavern. I spend most of my waking hours thinking about writing, narrowing down what to write and working hard to distill news/events and make them interesting. I still have so much to learn. Becoming a better writer isn’t instant; it takes time. … Continue reading Learning Not To Compare