An Unexpected Hope (An Unexpected Advent)

Nov 29

Support me in keeping with Your promise, O God, so that I may live; do not let my hope turn into shame. Psalm 119:116

I’ve heard the jeers and hisses and curses against you. We listed our expectations and placed our demands on how you would be a year like no other. We made our promises about how our lives would be different this year.  And then we drummed our fingers on imaginary tables and stared you down, waiting on you to deliver.

We broke our promises.

We revealed our brokenness in the process.

Tender 2020, what you indeed delivered was the reality that you hold no mystical power to keep us satisfied.

Instead, you gave us unexpected gifts.

Gifts like humility and quiet….

Continue Reading

More Stories

the writing life – reimagine

I’ve lived a lot of life and am likely older than most of the folks who will read One Woman Can Change The World. And I watch friends post...

the writing life – reconnect

I’m thinking about you today, wherever you are. The winds have whipped us hard about and have moved you far away from me. But today I am thinking of...

the writing life – rest

In Guatemala, the hillsides are sewn together in patchwork beauty. Even precariously perched gardens yield their bounty year after year. The fruit of the vines travels to souls who...

the writing life – restore

Discover. Uncover. Learn. They are all quite acceptable words, really. Each holds within them the beauty of exploration and adventure. But all fell short when it came to describing...

the writing life – remember

There’s a song by a band called The Script that says, “I still look for your face in the crowd, Oh if you could see me now. Would you...

the writing life – reach

What is the power of one? One hand reaching out to hold another strengthens both. One heart stretched and shaped gives space for greater love. One voice joining with...

the writing life – rewrite

This was never the original plan, but it is a most masterful rewrite. On the list of things I wanted to be when I grew up, you’d find archaeologist,...

When Jesus Steps in to Dreams

I’ve shared this story with but a few people, and in a moment of bravery published it in a now defunct digital magazine a few years back. The story...
Load More