In the Middle

Welcome to the middle of my life. I'm comfortably in adulthood, and I'm also in this season where I live in Germany and use a wheelchair. I shared a glimpse…

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Get Ready

I may be a day late for this blog post, but I am on time and ready for school to start this Wednesday and for my Jahreskontrolle on Thursday. That's…

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Of Psalm 1

I had a really great week - I watched Encanto twice, I had some great conversations, I enjoyed beautiful moments with students, ate some great pizza, I found a really…

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Faithfulness

When Buttercup gets into it with the Dread Pirate Roberts before his big reveal, he shouts at her that her true love often spoke of her faithfulness before questioning if…

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Still Not at Ease

As promised, my first book is now available for purchase! There's a link in the "Books" tab at the top of the page that will take German residents directly to…

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I Broke… Again

I had a different plan for this week... for this year... for my life. The Lord laughs at my plans. I was talking to Givorgy on the phone earlier today…

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Robot in a Convent

I was chatting with one of my first students from BFA and her fianc√©, and Alyssa reminisced about the first week of class with me as her teacher. The two…

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Courage to Fail

Many thanks to Nigel for a beautiful and convicting message this morning. I'm still working through a lot and growing a ton as a person, but not much of it…

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Bless Me

My father, My grandfather, My grandfather's concubine They said Your Name after encounters with different aspects of you: The God who Sees, who Provides, who Is Faithful Bless me My…

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Prayer for a Mini-Me

This isn't about Maggie, but 1 Kings 18 - 2 Kings 2 have some stories about Elijah and Elisha that heavily influenced it. Lord, you showed up in fire when…

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Moses’ Prayer

Exodus 32 is particularly important to understand this one. (tldr: it's the conversation Moses has with God during the golden calf incident.) My kids are a mess. Look at these…

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Naaman’s Prayer

2 Kings 5 is important context for this poem. Oh, and it'd be nice if I could walk again too. The Israeli servant said, Go to the prophet of YHWH.…

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Break the Dam

It's been a weird couple of weeks (months? years?), and I have found a lot of comfort and ease in writing poetry instead of the normal weekly recaps. I promise…

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Call to Prayer

Earlier today I had a lovely catch up with Caylie, and, as usual, we talked a lot about how and why we pray. Shortly after, the church bells rang across…

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The Princess Tree

There's a weird tree growing outside of Riedlingen, so I wrote a poem about it. Chris and Emily told me I wouldn't embarrass myself if I posted it on the…

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Love and Dust

I spent a lot of time staring at the stars in the night sky several nights this week, and I felt a lot of feelings - which most people know…

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