By Night When Others Soundly Slept 

Today's reading from the SRT: Lent book is about repentance but there is also this beautiful poem that resonates with me. Hope it speaks to you, despite the "old English" language. 

By Night When Others Soundly Slept
Anne Bradstreet, circa…

I Don't Identify With The Prodigal. (Reflection & Prayer) 

I am no theologian. The Parable of the Prodigal Son is probably supposed to cast me as the prodigal for many theological reasons. I seem to remember hearing that it has implications for believers of Jewish and Gentile descent, in…

Behind The Noise : a song of conviction

I don't know about you, but if I leave my phone at home by mistake and have to do without it for half the day, I start to have withdrawal symptoms. Sometimes when my husband and I have lunch together…

God Is A Gentleman : "I Wait" by Alice Summers

Part of me is tempted to write a whole lot about this song, but on the other hand I think the lyrics communicate what I needed to say quite well. I have lived these lyrics, but I also wanted to…

The Truth Is Enough

The basic motivation for writing “The Truth Is” was the fact that I had a song called “The Lie” and so I wanted a song about the Truth. I wrote a couple of other songs (here’s one) that…

I Haven't Heard From You - some thoughts behind "Lately"

"Lately" is a song that went through several revisions before it felt just right. The primary idea was inspired by conversations with my husband about those times where you just feel like God is so distant – as we’ve grown…

If We Knew Something Better - writing about "The Lie"

It’s the lie – don’t you know it’s the lie?
Since the beginning of time, the method’s been the same:
Defeat and divide – still, we cling to the lie.
We don’t know anything better;
We just surrender to the
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Rock Of Ages - Simple treatment for a great hymn

This is such a beautiful hymn. It was written by Augustus Toplady in 1766, and is part of the public domain. I've often heard it interpreted as an upbeat, almost sing-song hymn; but wanted to really highlight the melody and…

Rainy Days & Mondays: writing "For The Rainy Days"

A lot has changed for my husband and I in the last couple of years. Sometime in the spring of 2012, I realized that I had really gotten caught up in workaholism at my corporate sales job. I began seeking…