Welcome to my new blog! For a while, I’ve wanted to find my way back to writing and yet the hourglass of life seems to go faster and faster with every passing week. Each day brings a set of challenges and distractions. Even today, as I sit sipping an overpriced green tea at Starbucks, the group of teenage girls sitting next to me serve as a tempting digression in my already convoluted thought process.
A few years ago I was thrust into the blogging world after delivering my son far too early. What started as medical updates informing our friends and family, morphed into a useful tool for my own recovery from the traumatic events. That blog became a grace that I so desperately needed. It was a place to process the trauma I had experienced. It was a community of friends, and a way to connect when face-to-face interactions were extremely limited. All of this I so desperately needed as our son would endure multiple hospital stays, numerous surgeries and grueling periods of months-long isolation.
Life moved on, but never settled. Today, I’m on an unexpected journey raising a four year old who while full of life and personality, has life-long medical needs and disabilities. Emergency brain surgeries have become an anticipated routine. And while life’s present circumstances have been ruthless, I can’t help but acknowledge the unimagined beauty I find as I stand here among these ashes. Truly I can say with the upmost confidence that my Lord works all things for my good (Romans 8:28).
What I hope you’ll find here is honesty and Biblical Truth, though at times raw and frank, but oh my hope is that my words are always laced with grace and compassion, humility, kindness and love. We all have our own pile of ashes, stories to tell, hidden hurts and desperate pleas and when life’s disappointments, failures and sufferings become a chopping board for our faith, clichés are going to be found hollow. And so I’d like to invite you to come along with me on this journey to dig in deep and to explore the rich truths of Scripture, adding to our faith depth and substance. Let’s seek to find something solid that we can grip tightly to whether life has us sailing on clouds of joy or pinned in a vortex of dark.