The Lyrics that have been Stuck in my Head for Two Decades…

compass on mapHave you ever had the lyrics of a song stuck in your head? Okay, but have you ever had them stuck there for two decades?

There’s a line from a song that I first heard about 20 years ago, that has just never left me. The song is Michael W. Smith’s “Place in this World”, and the line is deceptively simple:

…But this becoming is harder than it seems.

I wonder why these eight words have resonated with me through the seasons of my life – studying, marriage, career, parenthood and beyond. Continue reading

The Dreamer and the Stars

I love this poem written by my 14 year old daughter, Ashlyn. If you’ve followed my blog over the years, you will know that I sometimes write about Ashlyn’s journey with Asperger’s. However, you’ve never heard Ashlyn’s own voice, and I think it’s a rather beautiful one.

Ashlyn is my very first Guest Blogger–thanks for that Ash! Continue reading