Welcome, friend.

I’m Bethany J.

I live in a brick home on a road called Edgewood, where I try to write like Jo March, garden like Beatrix Potter, and go on Tookish-Baggins adventures. I like my coffee black, my mornings early, my sweaters big, and my people close by.

This blog is where I look carefully at God’s Word and world. I write about the truth I know, the hope I hold, and the Home I’m awaiting.

I hope my blog’s a fire in the hearth on a dark night. I pray Jesus shines through my words, as lamplight coloring the windows of our truest Home. I hope you’re warmed and welcomed here.

I pray Jesus shines through my words, as lamplight coloring the windows of our truest Home.

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This is what I believe about God, his Word, and his world–

He is holy and glorious (Isaiah 6:3).

Every inch of the world is stained by sin (Romans 3:23).

Jesus is God’s Son and my Savior— the only bridge between God and sinful man. His death reversed sin’s curse and his life sealed Satan’s death (Matthew 16:16; John 14:6; Romans 8:3).

Jesus is coming again to herald an already but not-yet kingdom (1 Corinthians 15:23-25).

He calls me to know God, enjoy him, and proclaim his gospel to the ends of the earth (Jeremiah 46:10; Psalm 119:15-16; Matthew 28:19-20).

God’s holy Word is a book of God’s holy words, breathed by his Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16).

Its truth shouldn’t be smeared, tweaked, or sugarcoated (Revelation 22:18-19).

The church is Jesus’ Bride, he is the Head, and God dwells in her as his Body (Ephesians 5:23).

Creation is breathing with beauty, and we are stewards of it (Genesis 1:28-31).

This life is fleeting, but it’s also good. We get to redeem it as image-bearers of the God who redeemed us (Ecclesiastes 3:20, Ephesians 5:15-16, 1 Peter 2:9-12).

Jesus is coming soon (Revelation 22:7).

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Before you go, thank you.

For reading to the end of this page, for clicking open my emails, for hiking beside me on the road that goes ever on.

I need your arm around me as we walk Home.

Your sister and servant in Jesus,

bethany j.

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