My heart is home.

When my husband and I first began the discussions of our major relocation from small town Maine to big city Nashville, we thought we were prepared. We had listed everything we were giving up — being near my large family, a small intimate school community where I was able to be in the same building … [Read more…]

Christmas Piano Album

This is a Christmas Piano album I put together for my parents. To download the entire album at once, here is the .zip file.     Winter Rain Silent Night The First Noel O Come All Ye Faithful In the Bleak Midwinter He Has Come For Us Come Thou Fount Away in a Manger

Everything Now

My prayers lately have been focusing on that MAGNITUDE of God. The enormity of Him. Remembering that to the God who keeps all of the planets spinning in orbit, and aligned and tilted just perfectly, can certainly handle the bumps and surprises in my life. When I go too far in thinking about the magnitude, … [Read more…]

The Mind of an Artist . . .

              My mind is never quiet- never still . . . A hundred observations and thoughts swirl about in an elaborate dance that leaves me exhausted and ready to take the images I see and craft them into poetry. But the train of thought is an elusive, temperamental beast- … [Read more…]

We Can No Longer Be Silent.

Isaiah 42:20 (“)You see and recognize what is right but refuse to act on it. You hear with your ears but don’t really listen.” Every time I read this verse, it pierces my heart. Although contextually it is a message to Israel from God, Truth is still true in 2016. As Christian believers, we see … [Read more…]

The Price of Religious Freedom

The American Church is sick. If you have grown up in it, or have never gone on missions trips to third world countries, you may not realize it. But the moment reality hits us of what some of our brothers and sisters risk every time they gather for church—though they can’t call it that—in a … [Read more…]

When Obedience is Worship

The wheels are turning. My mind is jumbled with dreams and ideas and things that have been pushed aside or buried or dormant for a long time. There is so much to say, and perhaps now, at the tender age of 37, I am growing wise enough to actually say them. No, it isn’t wisdom … [Read more…]

What my life says about my faith

Luke 12:27 Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. Lamentations 3:22-24 Because of the LORD’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your … [Read more…]