A Series of Mercies

A new post is up over on my new site!

Reflections on the Journey of Anorexia Recovery

It may be of good use to private Christians…to preserve in writing an account of the providences of God …the constant series of mercies they have experienced, especially those turns and changes which have made some days of their lives more remarkable. (Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible)

The idea for this blog came from the book of Numbers: a book about wanderings.

At first glance, Numbers 33 looks like a simple and boring list of places. It lists 42 march sites, way stations, resting places – where the Israelites camped after their escape from Egypt.

To us, of course, these places are mostly obscure and un-pronouncable. (Kibroth Hattaavah and Kehelathah, Makheloth and Hashmonah: say those names three times fast – go!) But these places were real, and they were part of God’s calculated campaign to bring the Israelites to the Promised Land.

To the Israelites, they probably seemed…

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It Was God the Whole Time

I’m migrating to a new blog shortly, as I mentioned in a previous blog post, because a stage of my life ended – the stage that prompted this original blog – when I put my dog Gracie down last July.

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I wrote the following post on the day I said goodbye to her, and I think it’s finally time to share it:


By the time it was over, I felt like I’d swallowed a gallon of seawater, then cried it out drop by drop – I, the person who started out hating dogs.

She’d been my first dog, by my side for 8 years, while I struggled to stay afloat after sinking into starvation and depression, while I learned how to live in the world and navigate adulthood.