My Hiding Place

My Hiding Place Coffee’s rumble draws me awake. I can hear it beyond the door, waiting, steaming and fresh, for eager cups. I stretch my arms, blink in the sun. It is morning now—morning, when mercies are new. Even as a little girl, I need new mercy like mommy needs her coffee.      Although I […]

My Hiding Place

October 5, 2010 My Hiding Place Coffee’s rumble draws me awake. I can hear it beyond the door, waiting, steaming and fresh, for eager cups. I stretch my arms, blink in the sun. It is morning now—morning, when mercies are new. Even as a little girl, I need new mercy like mommy needs her coffee. […]

My Hiding Place

October 5, 2010 My Hiding Place Coffee’s rumble draws me awake. I can hear it beyond the door, waiting, steaming and fresh, for eager cups. I stretch my arms, blink in the sun. It is morning now—morning, when mercies are new. Even as a little girl, I need new mercy like mommy needs her coffee. […]

My Hiding Place

October 5, 2010 My Hiding Place Coffee’s rumble draws me awake. I can hear it beyond the door, waiting, steaming and fresh, for eager cups. I stretch my arms, blink in the sun. It is morning now—morning, when mercies are new. Even as a little girl, I need new mercy like mommy needs her coffee. […]

The Unabandoned Cross

The Unabandoned Cross One of my favorite books is “The Cost of Discipleship” written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It’s been a while, but while recently musing the calling of God I read the following passage: . . . Grace is costly because it compels a man to submit to the yoke of Christ and follow him; it […]

The Unabandoned Cross

The Unabandoned Cross One of my favorite books is “The Cost of Discipleship” written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It’s been a while, but while recently musing the calling of God I read the following passage: . . . Grace is costly because it compels a man to submit to the yoke of Christ and follow him; it […]

The Alluring God

The Alluring God … because sometimes we ~ I ~ need reminding … by Hillary McFarland he Word speaks: Let there be light. The earth crowns, the will of God who says let there be life, and we crown into light.      Fresh and new and shy, our baby hands clutch mama-skirts to hide when […]

My Hiding Place

October 5, 2010 My Hiding Place Coffee’s rumble draws me awake. I can hear it beyond the door, waiting, steaming and fresh, for eager cups. I stretch my arms, blink in the sun. It is morning now—morning, when mercies are new. Even as a little girl, I need new mercy like mommy needs her coffee. […]

The Bondage of Betrothal

The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it that since a […]

The Alluring God

The Alluring God … because sometimes we ~ I ~ need reminding … by Hillary McFarland he Word speaks: Let there be light. The earth crowns, the will of God who says let there be life, and we crown into light.      Fresh and new and shy, our baby hands clutch mama-skirts to hide when […]