"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

22 July 2011


There's nothing like the cruelty of someone who doesn't know who you really are to make you yearn for the companionship of your close friends.

It was a rough night. I'm still reeling a little bit from all the name-calling and accusations, but it's a new day. God knows who I am and what my heart looks like. My husband adores me, my baby is safe, happy and healthy, and I have wonderful friends and family in my life.

I will hold on to those truths and try to shake off the lies.

Oh, for the friendship of like-minded people! I'm trying, trying, trying to be content where God has us right now, but I just yearn for friends whose world-view isn't limited to ... this.


  1. Oh Hannah, I don't know how someone could ever say something mean-spirited about you, much less to your face!

    And remember, even though an island looks disconnected, it's not. It's not just floating there on top, riding the waves like a huge raft. Way down deep, where it really matters, it is part of something big and solid :-)

  2. sorry to hear you had to deal with this. but i guess its a great reminder of the people in our lives who truly know us and love us, no matter what. hope today is a better day!