Poetry & Words, Theology


 January 2014 - Oaxacaborn blog

We’re starting off 2014 with all kinds of 3’s. Right away, this month, it’s three and thirty for the three of us. Three for her, and thirty for Josiah and me — and my birthday is even on the thirtieth.

Beyond that, I really have zero idea what’s going to happen this year. And that’s kind of exciting! Especially when it’s the Lord of the universe who guides our way.

By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.” (Exodus 13:21-22)

No better place to be, don’t you think?

Life in Photos, Theology

Looking to the New Year

1000px - Aveline with messy hair and pajamas
She wakes up with rosy cheeks and tousled hair, and a heart full of fresh expectation. Everything is exciting again. Everything is possible.

New mercies, oh, that’s not just a theory to her. It’s not just a nebulous concept. Mercy washes over her — over all of us! — every single morning, and she lives this, through and through.

Let’s be like her.

Let’s have childlike hearts.

And let’s walk into the morning of this New Year joyously, our hearts bursting with hope.