God gives us the strength to persevere in our faith.
"Finding time for poetry in the middle of our sometimes-frenzied lives can help us live more deliberately."
Do you think it better to have high expectations of others and risk disappointment, or to have low expectations and have them exceeded regularly?
Poetry, to me, has always seemed like a second language. I can learn to read it, learn to interpret it, but though I enjoy finding and using creative turns of phrase and well-placed metaphors where I see them, I still naturally think of a table as a table first, rather than as, say, an “elevated platform for family gathering and nourishment.”
Jesus bore the punishment for our sins and we are forgiven no matter what.
Lila tells the story of a young woman, Lila Dahl—of her abandonment at birth, her wild upbringing among vagrants, and her eventual arrival in the small town of Gilead, Iowa, where she begins a relationship with the gentle pastor who would one day become her husband. It is a story of grace – divine and human – and of unconditional love.