Faith · Literature

Our Constant

To be or not to be, that is the question...Hamlet In Hamlet's famous soliloquy, he contrasts the misery he is experiencing in his life with the unknown of the afterlife. Hamlet contemplates taking his life, but in the end Hamlet decides the known misery of this world is preferable to the unknowns of death. Hamlet's… Continue reading Our Constant


How Lovely

Today, I completed the best workout that I've done in a while. I felt so accomplished (and tired) when I finished - like, I could move mountains. Then, I looked in the mirror. Yikes. I am just not one of those girls who look super cute and put together after a workout. I look like… Continue reading How Lovely

Faith · Life with Daisy

Back to Safety

Daisy likes to lay across the bed in my guest room and survey her kingdom from the window. From the back, it looks like she is simply relaxing or sleeping. But, when we watch her face, it is very clear that she is alert. She is constantly looking for anything moving that may invade her… Continue reading Back to Safety



My devotions brought me to Psalm 106. The CSB titles this psalm "Israel's Unfaithfulness to God." "Hallelujah! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his faithful love endures forever."Psalm 106:1, CSB Reading the title, this first verse is not what I expected. After a critical, harsh title, beginning with praise of God for… Continue reading Faithful

Faith · Literature

Lessons from the Life of C. S. Lewis (part 2)

Failure. "Lewis is a failed poet who found greatness in other spheres of writing." McGrath, page 63 I can't say that I have ever considered C. S. Lewis a failure. Oxford professor, published novelist, speaker, apologist. These all speak of success. Looking at Lewis's early life, though, we see may failed endeavors and detours. Schools… Continue reading Lessons from the Life of C. S. Lewis (part 2)


Practical Advice for Helping the Hurting

Over the past year or so, what are the most helpful things people have said or done for me? What have been the least helpful? These questions came from a friend as we caught up on life. We have both been super busy with school, so we hadn't been able to spend much time together.… Continue reading Practical Advice for Helping the Hurting

Faith · Literature

Lessons from the Life of C. S. Lewis (part 1)

I'm listening to an audiobook on the life and writing of C. S. Lewis. You know, for fun, over summer break. The book is┬áC. S. Lewis -- A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Dr. Alister McGrath. It was published in 2013, honoring the 50th anniversary of Lewis's passing. (P.S. - I'm not receiving any… Continue reading Lessons from the Life of C. S. Lewis (part 1)