Hi there, I'm Carolyn.
I’m delighted you’ve found your way to this quiet corner.
People tell me they stop by this website for many reasons.
They come for a few minutes’ pause in a busy day, a chance to breathe and to remember that reality is bigger than the world in front of our eyes.
Or to find a moment’s peace in the storm, and remember that we’re always held.
They come for a gentle reminder that our weaknesses can’t separate us from God’s love, and might even be the place we experience God’s love most deeply.
(If that’s something you wonder about, here are a couple of posts I wrote that might help.)
And to encounter our God who loves and cares for us as much as for those we serve.
Some come looking for peace in anxiety, comfort in grief, and hope in despair as we listen together to the heartbeat of the One who walks with us through the shadowed valleys.
Others come to be reminded that God doesn’t ask of us what we can’t give. He calls us to come as we are and offers rest to the weary and food to the hungry. He receives our small gifts and turns the water we bring him to wine and our small, crumbly loaves into food for thousands. He wants us, not the self we’re desperately trying to be. (If that reminder is what you need right now, here are a couple of posts for you.)
Together we’re learning to trust God again or for the first time, and finding the courage to step out, discovering that what we see as limitations, God sees as opportunities for His strength to be made perfect in our weakness.
- Ten reasons you can dare to put your heart out there
- Three more reasons you can dare to put your heart out there
Whatever has brought you, I pray you’ll find here a gentle, grace-filled space in which to listen together to God’s heartbeat and settle a little more deeply into God’s love.
The school and work details
In the years since I returned from Afghanistan, I’ve completed a Master of Arts in Theological Studies with a concentration in Christianity and the Arts at Regent College and have trained as a spiritual director through SoulStream. I write, and I listen one-on-one with folk who are wanting to hear God’s heartbeat in the midst of their own daily realities.
Now you know a little about me. You know that this place is about listening for God’s heartbeat. It’s about longing and life and the joy that seeps into places of brokenness. It’s about reaching and seeking and discovering that the One we seek is seeking us.
Will you join me in listening for God’s heartbeat? And if you have a moment, will you drop me a line and tell me a little of your story? I’d love to hear from you!
May you know yourself tenderly accompanied in whatever this day holds for you.