Rockville Diaries



Words of Encouragement I Read This Morning

From Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling:

I have promised to meet all of your needs according to My glorious riches. Your deepest, most constant need is for My Peace. I have planted Peace in the garden of your heart, where I live; but there are weeds growing there too: pride, worry, selfishness, unbelief. I am the Gardener, and I am working to rid your heart of those weeds. I do My work in various ways. When you sit quietly with Me, I shine the Light of My Presence directly into your heart. In this heavenly Light, Peace grows abundantly and weeds shrivel up. I also send trials into your life. When you trust Me in the midst of trouble, Peace flourishes and weeds die away. Thank Me for troublesome situations; the Peace they can produce far outweighs the trials you endure.

Scripture cited:

Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and momentarily  troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

Why I’m Using the Baskerville WordPress Theme

This is a post for WordPress geeks and blog nerds. In a moment I’ll explain why I switched from the Penscratch theme to the Baskerville theme. But first! A little context.

I’ve recently gotten into the Two People Podcast, hosted by Blaine Lay and Chris Payne. (Even if you don’t live in Richmond, you should listen to it, because it’s so good.) Continue reading “Why I’m Using the Baskerville WordPress Theme”

love is a place, by E.E. Cummings


love is a place
& through this place of
love move
(with brightness of peace)
all places

yes is a world
& in this world of
yes live
(skillfully curled)
all worlds

from Complete Poems 1904-1962

Hozier and Wholeness

You know that Hozier song “Take Me to Church”? Well, it’s not really my favorite, but it recently occurred to me Hozier also wrote “Like Real People Do,” which I heard for the first time when Travis Wall used it in one of his routines on So You Think You Can Dance. Both the song and the dance are so pretty. (This is where I don’t apologize for how much I like So You Think You Can Dance, and instead show you a contemporary piece.)  Continue reading “Hozier and Wholeness”

Writers Are Weird

Last Friday a colleague and I were trying to finalize a video script. It was 3:00 p.m. It had been a long week. We were a little low on creative juices. A dear Interactive Producer–who is very skilled at getting stuff done–stopped in. We informed her we were going to tag-team the script over the weekend. No more than an hour each or so. She asked, “Why wouldn’t you just put your heads down and get it done now?” My colleague and I looked at each other, and I know we were both thinking the same thing because we are writers:  No. That would be…impossible. Continue reading “Writers Are Weird”

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