anticipatory anxiety

Anticipation. Hearing that word, many of you in my generation will think of the Carly Simon song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67oN0YQVgdo). I’m humming the chorus right now. But if I’m honest, for much of my life anticipation was all about worrying–“preparing” as I liked to call it. “What should I wear? What will I say? What will they think? What if he gets… Read More

light source: eclipsed by glory

David Crowder turns the meaning of eclipse on its head in his song “How He Loves.” “…When all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are and how great Your affections are for me…” God’s love is the master eclipse— its light the… Read More

light sources: daylight moonshine

When the sun is bright in the sky— too radiant to look at without damaging my eyes— does the moon still reflect its light? Surely it does on the other side of the world where the inky darkness of night covers the earth with shadow. But I don’t look for the moon during my daylight… Read More

light sources: waxing and waning

I reflect His light as the moon does the sun— waxing and waning as the days pass. but the differences in the light I mirror is not a result of my light source’s output— which never wanes or waxes, but blazes with such bright rays that I cannot, in my frailty, look at it head-on… Read More

light source: moonshines

The moon shines in the darkness. This statement could be considered inaccurate because the moon has no capacity to produce and emit rays of light, therefore it cannot “shine.” The moon shines in the darkness. This statement could be considered accurate if the intended definition of “shine” is “ to be bright by reflection of… Read More

“Are you the one?”

I have a need to know, to understand how and why, to figure out how things work, to comprehend the ins and outs of people’s thinking, including my own. I love the light-bulb moment when all is illuminated, when things make sense, when I can see how we got from there to here. And so… Read More