Jesus, Be My Contentment

Did you know American poet Walt Whitman revised his book Leaves of Grass as many as 12 times? “He added new poems, named or renamed old ones, and, until 1881, repeatedly regrouped them. He developed the typography, appended annexes, reworded lines, and changed punctuation, making each edition unique.” (Source: Library of Congress) This is suchContinue reading “Jesus, Be My Contentment”

About Your Happily Ever After

The conversation turned to the problem of evil, the power of an enemy who relentlessly pursues those who belong to the One True Living God and the possibility of a certain, specific hope. Basically, we were discussing the probability of a happy ending, despite the middle, ugly part of the story. Don’t we want, moreContinue reading “About Your Happily Ever After”

The Wellspring

I wonder if over the course of days, of these years that seem lost, if we haven’t all allowed ourselves to be distracted. Not in the small sense, but in the way that is akin to sleeping at the wheel and veering completely off the road. Somewhere between the kingdoms of seen and unseen realmsContinue reading “The Wellspring”

A Peek Into the NIrV Journal the Word Bible for Girls

The more tools we have to encourage an intimate relationship with God through wrestling with, and reflecting on scripture, the better chance we have of seeing fruit in the lives of those in our younger community.