“Oh Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining. It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till He appeared, and the soul felt its worth! A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices! Yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.” The King to a Babe. … More You Came
I’ve been living in PA for more than a month. This is the first time in my life than my home has been in a different state than my family members. I’ve never experienced this kind of missing them before. If I miss them, I can’t just plan a visit or schedule a day to … More Missing
By the third week in PA with no success in the job search, I wasn’t nervous or worried, per se, but I was questioning whether I had heard God right about what type of job I should pursue. Maybe this time He’s not going to give me the desires of my heart? Maybe this time … More Life is Wonderful
I’m sitting along a river, the wind brushing my hair out of my face. The sound of rushing cars behind me is a reminder that I’m not in MN anymore, but in front of me shimmering, blue water reassures me that this place can feel like home too. I’ve been in PA for 6 days. … More The King of My Heart is GOOD
I was standing in the kitchen of the lake house where I nannied. My Dad called to tell me that my older sister had given birth to Theodore Valiant. The long awaited and much anticipated nephew had arrived! Very calmly, my Father informed me that Theo was born with a portion of his intestines on … More On Being an Aunt + Babies – Really Just Babies
Revisiting the same theme as Psalming 3 I MADE THIS FOR YOU Day 1: The way light floats down between the canopy of leaves, creating lime-green tint. Day 2: The way clouds look like they were painted by Me every morning. Day 3: Tacos. Day 4: How stars are visible in different ways depending on … More I MADE THIS FOR YOU – On Genesis 1
I live in that place with over 10,000 lakes. It is my favorite thing about home. I love that I am guaranteed to drive past at least one lake no matter where I am going. I love how, for me, the lakes are the biggest markers of the changing seasons. They look different in Winter, … More 10,000+
*whispers* “I love you. I forgive you. I am proud of you.” That is the first thing I heard from God. I had known Him and loved Him for as long as I could remember, but when I was 13 I met Him in a different way. It wasn’t a salvation experience – I had … More Not a Future You
“The man Jesus Christ laid Death in His grave!” -John Mark McMillan A letter from Death. And a response.
Listen to this Sunshine!