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,
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places to start:
- On Writing, Weeding, and Walking in the Light
- The Song That Was Sharper Than Sting
- Story of Stories
- Home series (Place, People, Kingdom)