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Walking In Winter

There’s a deep sense of survival that seeps into the bones during winter. There’s this look in peoples’ eyes that says: I’m not actually here. I’m hidden away, waiting for the spring thaw.

Certain in September on The Salt Compass

Certain in September: Five Minutes of Faith

There’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 backyard, and my fingers drum on the porch railing in anticipation.

Delectables: Round One on The Salt Compass Blog

Delectables: Round #1

Delectables: Cherry-Picked for Wonder and Revitalization. Soul Food and Spa. A Breath of Fresh Air with vitamins and other thought-provoking nourishment.

I Am Still Learning

Getting It Wrong (I Am Still Learning – Part Two)

We don’t want to learn. We want to file away someone’s insight, like a quote on an index card in our minds. We don’t want to have to know it to be true by forging each letter ourselves in the fires of failure. Getting it wrong.

Why Are Coffee Shops A Lot Like Church?

Measuring My Life In Coffee Spoons

My 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 time or wanted to cross paths with His friends.

Ashamed About the Past The Salt Compass Madeleine Hagan

Guest Post: The Beauty in Humility

The world makes humble synonymous to submissive, unassertive, and passive. And I’m not going to lie, with that definition humble is the last thing I want to be, but thankfully the world is not the one that defines my virtues or morals. God does.