The Night-Watches

This one’s for the night-watchers. The ones who can’t sleep because their bodies refuse to calm down. The ones who can’t sleep because their life refuses to calm down. The ones who can’t sleep because someone else can’t calm down. The ones who won’t because they feel the responsibility and weight of the above reasons….

Even After Thursday ♡ spare words

Valentine’s Day is the day of unmet…be it: expectations, prince charmings (or damsels distressed), true loves, or right understanding of love. It is the day they may not (or they may). It is the day where thought counts. Because most of the time, The hallmark cards are hailing us To overthink it. To what avail?…

Imago Dei (or Why I Can’t Be a Creator Anymore)

I am not a Creator. I am a creative. Lowercase and adjectival, not a proper noun. Still full of unique intentions, but not just my intentions. My qualities do not make up me, but they are the little hints of my Father in Heaven. I am a description of God, but I am not God….

Autumn (a scavenger hunt + tag)

I’ve considered skipping this tag for a couple reasons: I might be doing it so I can look more professional and social amidst other bloggers. I fear this will not be well-written or interesting to those who read it. I worry this won’t be “deep”, as I want to make it. why is writing this…

After the Fall

Whenever I hear someone talking about submission, it’s usually a married Christian woman on a blog or something, describing how difficult it is for us women to practice following our husband’s lead (which it definitely is). Don’t worry about me describing submission in marriage as a single person, if you are worried about me of…

Last Suppers

“Your ‘Last Supper’.” That’s how my pastor put it when I offhandedly mentioned I’d been meeting a lot of people for meals and coffee the past week. My stomach was ready to bust that Wednesday evening from all the love, and I joked about it to him. He just nodded understandingly and coined those words:…

A Nomad and the Sky

Wind blustering my hair about in the summer warmth, leaving a Culver’s, I finally understood what it was about the Midwestern landscape that most caught my attention: The sky. Instead of a valley near Appalachia, I walk about the prairies and discover it’s the endless horizon that grabs my gaze and leaves me feeling unconfined…

Dear Heartbreak • spare words

Dear Heartbreak, You are temporary Both in the finite sense Because you may end in a few months or years, And in the eternal Because you cannot enter Heaven anymore. Because if you are there even for a short time, You will be mended eventually By the Great Grafter. He will tie you to another…

Balm and Battles

Do you ever feel a wee bit trapped inside yourself? The body you own is not functioning properly and you’re beginning to wonder if God loving you despite this issue means He just made you broken. He wants me to stay this way, you think. Sorry. Deal with it. You’d make a worse mess by…

Aloud

How interesting it is to sing out loud in front of my family when I used to avoid it. My family actually doesn’t mind me singing or playing my  instruments. They actually usually enjoy it when I do. I, however, used to be much more shy about singing in front of my family even more than…

Ellie and Other Creatures of Habit

I related to a small black poodle last week. God decided to use her to give me a little picture of how to function and find good rhythms in the middle of hurt. Ellie is my neighbor’s dog, and while my neighbor, Miss Nancy, was teaching the past few weeks at a nearby college, she…

Congrats! You get to hold me accountable!

So this summer, my goal is to start writing posts at least once every two weeks! The aim is to work towards posting every week . I like writing, but not enough that it comes easily to me. Rambling, however, certainly does…so welcome to your biweekly ramble!  [We’ll see how long THIS lasts…] Have you no shame?…