I have always been a writer. For most of my life I haven’t written for people to read. I put pen to paper because I was made in the image of a God who used words to call this world into existence, and He used words to call me to Himself. Before I was formed in my mother’s womb He breathed into me a mind and heart for reading and writing. Out of all the talents He could have given He chose a spirit that yearns to take twenty-six symbols and turn them over and over again into pages of what I’ve never considered an ordinary story. Once in a while, when I would let them slip out into the universe, people told me what I wrote was a gift and asked me if I would please do it more. I’m just now barely brave enough to put my name on it.

Beautiful, Terrible Finitude

Beautiful, Terrible Finitude“…These are such small decisions, really. But aren’t they all? Trying again. Getting back up. Trusting someone new. Loving extravagantly inside these numbered days. Someday we won’t need to hope. Someday we don’t need courage. Time itself will be wrapped up with a bow, and God will draw us all into the eternal moment where […] Read more…

Quote Queen

“Start with the soul and perhaps the temporal gifts I want to exercise will have their chance; and if they do not, I have the best in my hands already, the only thing really needed. God must be in all my work.” –Flannery O’Connor

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1 Comment on Beautiful, Terrible Finitude

  1. Cindee Snider Re
    October 23, 2021 at 11:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Monica, my Kindred Friend, these are waters I know intimately and so well. I am here quietly praying for you, Dan, and your girls. You are so dearly loved. <3


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