When Rejoicing is Bittersweet

My favorite Christmas song is a very old carol ... "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel". Its haunting sorrowful tune reminds me that our greatest rejoicing is often entangled with sorrow. More than any other hymn, this one has the ability to make the hairs on my arms stand up at attention and causes tears ... [Read More]

Learning to be a Good Wife

I've been enjoying a fabulous marriage for a whole two years. They have been packed with illness, deaths in the family, divisions between loved ones, drama, chaos, 90-hour work weeks, children under foot, never enough money ... Basically, all of the stressors that cause marriages to tank. QUICKLY ... [Read More]

In the Middle of Yielding Control

Last week I was listening to a beautiful song called “Remember Me as a Time of Day” by Explosions in the Sky and someone asked me what time of day I was. I said that I was the dark night of the soul. I recently texted three people that although God had been the anchor of my soul for as long as I cou ... [Read More]