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Roadblocks

Three red lights in a row, paced in the distance. One after the other, making the horizon seem too distant as I drive along this road, feeling dissonance between where I'm at and where I need to go. This is something I've always struggled with. Feeling the pent-up energy surge as my body surges forward... Continue Reading →

Dear Dragonfly

To the dragonfly that likes to fly around my car on the campus parking lot, I love how I have never seen you until this semester--my last semester at this university. I don't know where you come from, nor where you go. I don't know how many times you have peacefully, smoothly glided past my... Continue Reading →

Relapse

Relapse. Relapse back into the pain the depression the anxiety that we thought was over. gone. finito. Guess that was nothing but a dream though. Relapse back into the mindset we were so glad God lifted us out of-- like David from the mud pit. And now all we feel is the squelch of mud... Continue Reading →

Exodus Series: Covenants

Finally, the Israelites come to Mount Sinai--the place where God meets Moses on the mountain as the Israelites stand below, remaining at a distance from the mountain on which God's glorious presence has descended in a dense cloud reverberating with thunder, lightning, and the sound of trumpets. This is God--the Almighty, Holy God. And He... Continue Reading →

Up

This picture was taken approximately a year ago, and the following piece was written shortly after. Gray clouds and rain were the ominous jewels in today's crown. From this morning until a few seconds before I took this picture, the skies cried. However, when I stepped up to the window--my small window from which I... Continue Reading →

Exodus Series: Leaving Egypt

“Let My people go.” Exodus 5 begins with the very phrase that sets up the main conflict of Exodus: God freeing His people from a tight-fisted Pharaoh. And Pharaoh’s answer, though having become sort of a cliché over the years, attests to the depth of his stubborn heart. But it also attests to the depth... Continue Reading →

Exodus Series: A Creative Break

I literally have no energy to write this. I am overwhelmed. I am frustrated. I am emotional. And even though I had planned to cover the next few chapters of Exodus by carefully drawing the images and meanings out of the text, I find myself not necessarily in the descriptive mood. I'm in a creative... Continue Reading →

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