Things You Can Expect to Find Here:
“If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hop-er, a pray-er, a magic-bean-buyer…
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
1. Scribbles of fiction, poetry, and lyrics that I’ve written from my trusty ever-present notebook (paper is treasured around here).
2. Glowing reviews of my favorite books and why they are awesome (usually dragons are involved).
3. Some things I’ve been thinking about lately.
4. And Bible discussion topics, recommended worship songs, and fun highlighters.
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Measuring My Life In Coffee Spoons
September 27, 2018My favorite coffee shops have an atmosphere that I think church was intended to have. It feels like a place God would hang out at a lot, a Central Perk I would find Him sitting in if He had some spare...
Sticky Notes For 20 Somethings
March 23, 2018Don't go comparing yourself to other 20 somethings. An inability to celebrate someone else’s successes reveals some things are out of alignment in you, because cheering each other on is an essential p...
What Does Putting On the Armor of God Look Like?
October 7, 2017It's so easy for me to read over that verse and think of the little coloring pages in my head. I can still see the labels and I think, "The helmet of salvation was purple and the belt of truth was gol...
The Salt Compass
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?” (Matthew 5:13)
Some stories, paintings, songs, and words have captured beauty in extraordinary ways, enriching the earth’s narrative with more life, more color, more flavor, and more depth. Each has contributed yet another piece of evidence that a Great Artist has been on the move once more, who signs His work, and leaves pieces of Himself for us to discover as we follow.
The Salt Compass is a collection for those coordinates, those lampposts, mirrors, treasure maps, and ancient tomes that have recorded and revealed The Artist’s fingerprints for others to find, enjoy, and admire. It also serves as an outlet for me to leave signposts of my own where I have stumbled upon enchanted woods full of His footprints or caught glimpses of His hand at work myself. I love that we all find different pieces, and I love highlighting those who have been brave enough to mine deep, and contribute to the masterpiece He is forging, the beauty every artist longs to unveil.
Here’s to the creators and dreamers and writers and thinkers who have pointed me True North with their craft. You have taught me so much, and I am so grateful. You have made this adventure brighter and aligned my compass more times than I can record here, though I will try my best anyway.
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Delectables: Round #2
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Certain in September: Five Minutes of Faith
September 12, 2019There's a part of me that embraces change. I'm itching for a new thing, and while buying a new ivory sweater will calm that itch for a moment, it returns when I see thunderclouds over the trees in my ...
When Divinity Brushes Against the Texture of the Ordinary
August 1, 2019It’s really easy for me to make “Jesus was perfect” synonymous with “Jesus never had to deal with annoying human stuff.” But he did. What if I’m not meant to rebel so fiercely to what is ordinary thro...