Dear heart.

Sometimes the weight of glory is too much to carry. It can feel as standing in quicksand, a rope under your neck, chains around your feet, your heart being choked. Or a cross on your back. Knowing you are not enough to bear it leaves you empty and hopeless. The tunnel seems to go on […]

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Woe is me, Proverbs 4:23.

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” NIV “Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.” NASB Woe is me, Proverbs 4:23. You have been the object of much frustration and confusion. You have clouded my vision and muddied my thoughts for […]

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My God, my God.

[Quick context…Michelle Stavens aka Meesch is the spark to Lauren’s Letters. She is the youth coordinator at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fort Worth and has built the ministry into a loving community of people founded on Jesus Christ. I was fortunate to be a part of the group for two years and upon leaving, […]

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Can’t do casual.

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living […]

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