Mountain hymn.

I took a hike yesterday, Mud on boot soles, wind on my face And as I reached that first landing, And looked around me, Down the wide valley, Up to the Wasatch peaks, I could see God And hear His voice. He said, I created this mountain, And so have I created you. I created… Continue reading Mountain hymn.

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Tapestry.

Wanderers. The fact that nothing is coincidence--that every event, every soul, every offhand word we speak has meaning and significance--is as beautiful to me as it is strange. The idea should make more sense to me than it does, especially since I am a writer. Good writers don't like coincidence--they create symbols and foreshadowing and patterns in… Continue reading Tapestry.

Finding words. (A series of poems.)

Hello, Wanderers. So, for those of you who don't know already, here are some major life updates--I quit student teaching. I temporarily withdrew from Northwestern. And on Sunday, I moved back home for the rest of winter quarter. All of this has been a pretty big shock to my system, and I've been trying to… Continue reading Finding words. (A series of poems.)

The strange and winding road.

Christmas Eve. What a strange day to leave behind a home. My father is driving as I'm writing this. The sky is dark with clouds, and it's raining, cold and dreary. It occurs to me that this is probably the last time I will make this drive through all these trees, past all these corn fields… Continue reading The strange and winding road.

Yahweh.

You are all things. All grace. All holy wrath, all fire. All lovely, all pure, expanding into the infinite, the roaring waters that flood and feed my soul. You are the Maker of clay pots, broken vessels, mute and thoughtless. You are the answer. You are treasure poured out into my spirit, with Your Spirit… Continue reading Yahweh.

Light.

"The darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining." --1 John 2:8 Last weekend, at my very last Fall Retreat, I had the privilege of performing this spoken word poem that I wrote in front of my campus ministry. Simply put, it's about lies. But more than that, it's about Truth. I was very… Continue reading Light.

Erin unplugged. Part 8 of 8.

Wow. I can't believe this musical blog series is over. It has definitely been an exercise in vulnerability, and patience--I had to take a weekend off of social media to spend some time focusing on God, and it was super awesome, but I'm glad to finally finish this off. Thanks to everyone who stuck with me and read… Continue reading Erin unplugged. Part 8 of 8.

Erin unplugged. Part 5 of 8.

Hello. Sooooo, in case you haven't heard, Monday night I had a bit of a hard time with the YouTube videos on the previous posts--realized that most of them could not be played on WordPress and had to be replaced. Spent a few hours finding new videos (if I could) and re-linking everything so that you… Continue reading Erin unplugged. Part 5 of 8.

Erin unplugged. Part 3 of 8.

Hey, y'all! Here's part three of my musical blog series. If you missed either of the last two posts, you should check them out--the first one explains what exactly I'm doing on this blog right now, and the second one is, well, the second one. Happy listening! And as always, feel free to comment :) SONGS… Continue reading Erin unplugged. Part 3 of 8.

Erin unplugged. Part 2 of 8.

Hello, again. Welcome to part 2 of my musical blog project. Hope you're having fun. If you didn't read my last post explaining what I'm about to do here, click this link. Cool. I'll get started. SONGS THAT REMIND ME OF HOME What's Up? (4 Non Blondes, Bigger, Better, Faster, More!, 1992) Sang this at the… Continue reading Erin unplugged. Part 2 of 8.