WRITING

VULNERABLE WORDS OF HOPE FOR MESSY MIRACLES

Hold Me Fast

Today's post comes from Glenna Marshall. Glenna has been playing the piano since the age of seven and writing songs since the age of sixteen. Her music comes from hard places, but because of God's faithfulness much good comes from the brokenness. It was all my...

Come Out of Hiding

If you’ve missed parts 1 and 2 of our UNDERCOVER MESS series, you can check them out here: Part 1: Ladies, We’ve Got A Problem Part 2: Abundant Life and Abundant HOPE We’ve talked about the pressure to measure up, and the freedom Jesus wants us to walk in. Those...

Ladies, We’ve Got A Problem

We’re all a mess. But guess what? That’s not actually the problem. That’s just life. The problem is we’re in hiding, covered in makeup and perfectly filtered Instagram posts, showing off our cute mug of coffee with a pile of laundry behind us, as if laundry wasn’t an...

What I Would Tell Her

Fear tells me to hold these memories deep in the cavern of my mind. My weirdness, quirks, and imperfections feel safe hidden from stinging curiosity and judging eyes. But change is stirring. With each word released, with every story shared, my heart and soul are...

A Prayer for Seeking The Still

There's much to say about 2017, but it can wait for now. At this moment I want to share this prayer with you. I have adopted it as the prayer for Seeking The Still. I do hope it will bless you and remind you to ever turn your gaze from yourself to the Author of Life....

A Masterpiece In Plain Sight

By most Thursday nights, I'm emotionally and physically tapped.  Thus it is pizza dinner night at the Fleetwood abode. Justin slightly adjusts his well-worn commute to stop by Little Ceaser's for dinner in a box. Afterward, you'll find me lounging on the couch, nose...

My Word for the Summer

The house is so quiet tonight. My daughters and husband are gone, and the animals are curled up tight. I hear the hum of the air conditioner, the lively chirps of the robins, and the cars cruising along. The television is dark. Lights and phone are off. I notice the...