The Friendship I Like Best

There’s a story that stands out from the rest.And it’s one I like to hear best,For never was there a friendship like Naomi and Ruth,Founded on acts of selflessness and truth. Doubt led the family to sojourn far From the land of their own community.The promises of Yahweh felt below par, And faithless disobedience sowed disunity.They abandonedContinue reading “The Friendship I Like Best”

Abuelita Mia

As her worn but steady hand turned the knob, She could hear Riley’s sniffling sobs. The pillow had become her cover.She refused to talk, even to her mother.But this wise mama knew Abuelita Ruby had the special touchTo cheer Riley up when she didn’t want to say much.  “Thanks for coming Mama. I’m afraid Riley’s had anContinue reading “Abuelita Mia”

Come What May

No one could have foreseen what this year had in store. We started with such hopeful anticipation,But within a breath, we felt unstable to our very core.Fear and anger soon outgrew our imagination.  All is calm? All is bright? That is not the true of our lives this night.  People fought for a chance to live onContinue reading “Come What May”

The Unicorn in the Room

When the time came for the Q&A, my hand shot up. I had focused so intently on the content that I had completely forgotten my surroundings. The guest professor, a well-known theologian, cleared his throat and said, “Yes, um, you in the unicorn suit.” I froze. I forgot what I was wearing. This rather embarrassingContinue reading “The Unicorn in the Room”

Everlasting Hope

Life holds a measure of uncertainty for all of us in these days. And while some moments can be overwhelming, hope remains for every believer, no mater the season. Without any inkling or warning, it came. Change.Not just in a small dose,But in an instant nothing was the same.  The shadow of fear crept intoContinue reading “Everlasting Hope”

For Such a Time as This

I have been mulling over thoughts for the last few weeks, trying to figure out how to put into words all that I’ve been observing and feeling. I can’t quite figure out how to piece it all together, yet somehow I don’t think I am the only one in that boat.  But I’ve always foundContinue reading “For Such a Time as This”

The Stories Behind the Names

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about my names. My parents chose their favorite Bible characters, Hannah and Ruth, and I believe the hope was that I would take after these godly, bold women. I’ve told my dad on more than a few occasions they may have set the bar a little too high!Continue reading “The Stories Behind the Names”