broken, more beautiful {story of kintsugi}

Have you ever heard of kintsugi? Also known as kintsukuroi, kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with gold, silver, or platinum, thus making the broken piece of art worth more than it was before.   The idea of taking a broken piece of art and loving the […]

journey of Ruth {guest post}

 Today, I am so blessed to feature this beautiful guest post from Livy Jarmusch, editor of Crown of Beauty Magazine!  Let her words of grace wash over your soul as you journey through the life of Ruth, the Moabite ancestor of the Author of Love Itself: Everyone has experienced a season in life where the […]

5 things to do when God feels far away

You know that feeling.   When your prayers seem to not go past the ceiling.  Or you feel like you can’t even pray at all.     When your mind feels dry and your heart feels a despairing loneliness you thought you’d never feel again.  When reading the Word feels flat, and worship songs ring empty.   […]

life is beautiful

September 1st.  I won’t lie, it’s the first day of my very favorite part of the year.   Even now I am sipping a warm mug of Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee and enjoying the scent and warm glow of Yankee Candle’s Harvest. I smile as I anticipate the impending beginning of autumn, and it’s subsequent […]

when your heart is sore {broken chariot wheels}

We all have those mornings, those days.  When your heart is overwhelmed, overtired, hurting–downright sore.  Feels like it’s all you can do to hold it together. When life continues to rub wrong until it carves out painful, tender scars on your weary heart.   You long for the day that life stops hurting.  When it’s no […]

when I just want to do big things

What is the purpose of life? What do I want to be known for? What will people say about me when I die? The profound, philosophical questions of life.  The ones that stop us in our tracks.  They cause us to second guess our next steps.  To look behind to find wisdom for what is […]

where feet may fail {this is faith}

“You call me out upon the waters The great unknown Where feet may fail And there I find you in the mystery In oceans deep My faith will stand. I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your embrace For I am […]