• Made Things

    Finding Life in Fissures of Glory

    “These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”                                                 1 Peter 1:7 NIV I’ve begun this post at least three times in the last three days. It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything in this space and my thoughts don’t coalesce as well. It seems a great number of things slip through the cracks, what with the energy it takes simply to manage…

  • Spiritual Practice

    When God’s Word Goes Haywire {Operator Error}

    You know how it is when you’re clicking around online and you visit a website link looking for information and up pops that 404 Error message? I was stuck in a rabbit hole kind of like that recently, stewing for weeks over an issue (always the battleground for me, the ol’ noggin) and could not seem to get past it. I had worried the situation to death, played scenarios over and over again about a particular Terrible Thing that I needed to pray against and it wouldn’t go away. I woke up with it on my mind and went to bed mumbling about it in my prayers. There was spiritual warfare…

  • Made Things

    God’s Law is His Love

      “That God cares enough about us to desire to regulate the details of our lives,  is the strongest proof of love He could give;  and that He should condescend to tell us all about it,  and to let us know just how to live and walk so as perfectly to please Him,  seems almost too good to be true. God’s law, therefore, is only another name for God’s love;  and the more minutely that law descends  into the details of our lives,  the more sure we are made of the depth  and reality of the love.” -Hannah Whitall Smith, The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life