I Want a Baby #notapregnancyannouncement

I do. I want a baby. We’ve had them named since before we were married – Noah Kettler, Josiah Song and Lucy Hope. Somedays they feel completely real. Noah (at least in our heads) is our rambunctious boy who will give me a heart attack with all his courage. Josiah will be my snuggler and…

Adventus Four

In the time since I wrote my last advent poem, the news has once again erupted in a new skirmish in the culture wars. I keep finding myself sucked into these articles about Phil from Duck Dynasty being homophobic and A&E being intolerant. I tell myself I’m not going to read them but them I…

Adventus Three

I was surprised an honored this week to learn that a friend of mine read my last advent poem as a worship piece during a time of communion she had with her church group. It’s an unexpected joy to just to know that someone out there is reading, but even moreso an honor to know…

Adventus Two

After reading my Advent Poem last week, my mother-in-law sent me a message pointing out how rich this season is. One of the things she mentioned was that, even though most people assume the old Carol “Joy to the World” is about the birth of Jesus, it’s actually about his second coming. Read the lyrics…

Adventus One

I don’t normally post poetry (or creative writing of any sort, really) online, but I’ve decided to make an exception. You see, I love Christmas, but I love more than just the day; I love the Christmas┬áseason. I love how everything just seems lighter in the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. People become kinder. It’s…