The Nomadic Troglodyte

Writer Out West



The Right Time

The book of Esther is cherished by the Judeo-Christian tradition for many reasons. It describes the beginning of the Jewish festival of Purim, it depicts important aspects of the historic Persian court, and, in spite of not originally citing the... Continue Reading →

Love > Productive

I grew up in a very pragmatic household. Questions around the dinner table lovingly ranged from “What did you learn today?” to “What do you have left on your to-do list?” This was a good way to be raised. It... Continue Reading →


"You are enough." Notice anything missing from this statement? I'll give you a hint-- it's the other half of it. It should read, "You are enough in Christ alone." There’s a reason this "you are enough" message is so easily... Continue Reading →

Faith in Peace

Faith under fire can be an easier thing to come by than faith in plenty. How easily we forget that we owe everything to God, from the clothes on our backs to the food on our table. When sorrow strikes,... Continue Reading →

Collect yourself to the Lord

Whether it’s the parable of the talents and the virgins with their lamps or the references from the prophets and the nation of Israel, a special emphasis is placed on readiness. Through my years riding and training horses, I’ve come... Continue Reading →

Something Small

The immediate preceding context of Luke 16:10-11 (pictured) is a very concrete parable about money management. Jesus speaks to the Pharisees, “who were lovers of money”, and this parable brought them to a state of ridiculing the very Christ for... Continue Reading →

God Never Fails

“When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, ‘Alas, my master! What shall we do?’ He... Continue Reading →

Run, Sister, Run!

We have the assurance that we are not hamsters on a wheel, running without purpose or progress. Our race ends...

I’m Writing for Daughter of Delight

Check it out! Over on Instagram, I've become a volunteer writer for the account Daughter of Delight. She's doing wonderful things out there, and I'm delighting to be writing for this! I'll be reposting my writing on this blog, too.... Continue Reading →

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