My Clumsy Words


  • holy ground

    June 9, 2020 by

    There is something to be said of the ground upon which we make our stand  “This is where I stand. This is the choice I’ve made. The one I will stand by.”  I think of the steps of the Supreme Court, which has seen pain, joy, justice, mercy, and judgment. I think of the grassy… Read more

  • abundantly worthy

    May 5, 2020 by

    Although our worship has been stripped to simplicity, here, He is still abundantly worthy of praise; and we, still sufficiently able to praise him. Don’t we have reason to praise? Even with the pain? Or rather, because of it?  I wish I had the kind of faith that didn’t leave room for sadness. Or didn’t… Read more

  • is there grace for this?

    April 20, 2020 by

    I just want it all to go away. Allow me a moment of selfish revelry. I cannot only share with you my good and hopeful words. There are plenty of those to go around, and sometimes, the best thing we can do is to be painfully honest.  I wish this all would go away, like… Read more

  • Stand in awe

    March 29, 2020 by

    “Stand in awe, and sin not. Commune with your own heart and in your chamber, and be still. Selah.” Psalm 4:4   Psalm 4:4 is incredibly apt in light of the things we are experiencing in the world right now. When I first came upon it several nights ago, it felt so clearly of the… Read more

  • questions in the dark

    February 19, 2020 by

    When did we stop taking note of how we have grown? When did we stop marking the walls with our height, admiring how tall we’ve gotten? When did we learn to no longer give light to the growth we’ve earned? When did we finish sharing what we’ve learned? Have our proclamations of growth become our… Read more

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