The Poetry That Is Life

Trying to find the beauty, the poetry, in every moment


March 2011


First off, this gorgeous place is only about 20-30 minutes from where I live, and today was my first time there!  What in the world!

But in all seriousness, what a beautiful, perfect day.  I snapped so many photos today just because I was in awe of the beauty around me. I wasn’t even as in awe as I should have been.  I take these little blessings for granted far too often. 

But besides all that, here’s the thing that struck me today.  As beautiful as nature is, it is NOT the best of God’s creation.   It was only after he created humans in His image that he called creation “very good” (see Genesis 1).

It’s hard for me to believe that my beauty doesn’t even compare to that of a mountain stream.  But all the splendor that Earth has to offer doesn’t compare to the fact that I–that we–were made in the image of God. He breathed in us the Breath of Life.  What could be more beautiful than that!


Identity Crisis

I wrote an opinion piece for the school newspaper this past week.  I’m in the newspaper writing class this semester, and honestly I volunteered this week to get the editorial requirement out of the way; I had no idea what I should write about.  Thankfully, the Lord revealed to me a subject that I should explore in writing, namely because it’s something that I have had to deal with in my own life.  It’s always cathartic to write about life, and I hope that something I say will have a positive effect on someone else.

Check it out. 

Awake My Soul

It’s not often that you find a musical artist that has both poetically relevant lyrics and interesting instrumentation.  Yet I think I have found that in Mumford and Sons.  Continue reading “Awake My Soul”

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