My book got nominated for a reader’s choice award…

I’m wildly excited to announce that my book Waiting Spaces has been nominated for a reader’s choice award with TCK publishing!! Whether or not it finishes high on the list, I’m so honoured that it got accepted onto it. If you would take a minute to vote for it, that would mean so much toContinue reading “My book got nominated for a reader’s choice award…”

even in this darkness//a poem

even in this darknesswhen my heart is aching for the touch of familiar ease free of the thought of disease and feareven here, there is joy. there is the pouring of water in time with song andlong pauses when I can hear my own breath, there are small dances in the kitchen,pockets of laughter sandwichedContinue reading “even in this darkness//a poem”

What brings you hope now?

“Yet this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope.” This passage stuns me. Lamentations consists of three full chapters of someone crying out to God in the midst of acute suffering. He lists all of the reasons why there should be no hope. And then he says these words- and I am inContinue reading “What brings you hope now?”

slow growth/worth the knowing//a poem

the idea of slow consistent growthlike leaves on treeslike yeast in dough like small steps of choosinglike a small bite and againand chew and chewing and you’re eating againlike stopping to notice the tension you holdbetween the space of your eyes andyour neck’s arching dome perhaps it is ok if todayyou are not quite atContinue reading “slow growth/worth the knowing//a poem”

the word//a surrendering spoken word

in the beginning was the word and the word knew that through him everything would be made. and the word knew that to save he would have to endure pain/ the word knew that to save there would be shame and an earthly body and still to earth he came and though the word isContinue reading “the word//a surrendering spoken word”

small prayers + Big God

I’ve been praying more lately. I’m not saying that because I think I’m awesome for doing it, but because I am slowly realizing an obvious truth: when we pray into God’s will, he does it. Lately, I’ve been praying to share the gospel more with people. It’s a prayer that fits into the cup ofContinue reading “small prayers + Big God”

today, i am resting//a poem

today, I am resting.I am resting in the whirl-down of Tuesdaysclass in glass, keep it alltucked in, hands down words outwork day Tuesdays.I am resting. I am resting in this conversationhead high, determinationfully knowing that my worth isn’tdetermined by you or me so I havesecurity in whatever things you hold in your heart and mouththatContinue reading “today, i am resting//a poem”

cold canadian courage//a poem

from poember prompt “cozy memories” i moved when I was 12 but before thatwe would dance in 3-foot snow atour chance to know cold and courage, canadian wintersaren’t as hard as people think, there aretime-old traditions and steaming hot drinksand snow in my hair and my nose andbright-red face and laughteron the hill as theContinue reading “cold canadian courage//a poem”