Saturday, September 20, 2014


They are all around me
In various shapes and forms
Faces. Bodies. Souls.
Each echoing a cry
Some echo a cry of laughter
Other a sorrow rooted too deep for words
Some echo their mother or father
Still others a brother or sister
Each face has its own unique echo
Some echoes reaching farther than others
Some echoes so strong they ring clear
Long after the face is gone
But what is my echo?
I slip and fail and echo defeat
I mess up and echo humanity
But these aren't MY echo
No. MY echo.
The echo of my life
My echo is Christ
And no matter the times
My fleshly echo tries to take over
The echo of my life
The echo that doesn't come from me
The echo of forgiveness
The echo of grace
The echo of love
Whether through silent prayer
Or a spoken word of encouragement
Let my life echo Christ

Friday, September 12, 2014

Why My Dad Isn't The Best

     My dad isn't the best dad in the world. And yes, this post is about why my dad isn't the best.
     My dad isn't perfect.
     He messes up. 
     He gets upset.
     He's a sinner.
     And there are certainly moments when I feel frustrated when we don't see eye-to-eye.
     And you know what? I bet there's a 'better' (earthly)dad out there.
     But that 'better' dad wouldn't be better for me.
     My Dad. My non-perfect dad is the dad God gave me.
     A dad who loves me.
     A dad who is selfless.
     A dad who can fix just about anything - and takes the time to show his kids to do the same.
     A dad who is striving to be the best dad he can be.
     God blessed me so much by allowing ME to be the daughter of a truly amazing dad.
     A dad who taught me how to hunt, fish, change a tire, wire an outlet, finish a job till it's done, choose the right friends, love others, and most importantly seek Christ in everything.
     God worked it out so perfectly that I'd be placed with a dad to fit my personal needs.
     No, my dad isn't the best dad ever and he's far from perfect.
     But the the best dad for me. And I truly couldn't ask for a more amazing dad in my life. 

     I love you, Dad. <3