As Japan enters the sweltering summer months at the same time I enter my third trimester, I've been doing a lot of thinking about my body and the days to come. The swelling, the sweating, the weight gain, the waddling. And then the birth. The breastfeeding. The sleepless nights. The crying. After getting used to … Continue reading my body.
Reading Fox's Book of Martyrs today, I found myself weeping and sort of pleading with Jesus, "They weren't alone, were they? My brothers and sisters, tell me you comforted them and you never left them! Tell me they knew you were with them!" And in my heart, I know that they saw Jesus and knew … Continue reading Lists seem to be all I can manage.
I read this post today while perusing old archives. (In all my spare time.. Someone tell me -- WHY am I not packing??!) I wrote it in March, less than a month after moving to Japan, and I was so encouraged today to remember that time and think how much has changed. Jesus has given … Continue reading “Cutting ties”: take two
I think I spend half my time with the LORD searching for some sort of feeling of peace, contentment, assurance that I'm doing the right thing. I don't realize I'm doing it until I come away from time in His Word feeling frustrated and confused -- and then I feel guilty for seeking a feeling, … Continue reading What am I looking for?