God's love doesn't seek value; it creates it.
It's not because we have value that we are loved,
but because we're loved that we have value.
So you don't have to prove yourself -- ever. That's taken care of."
Hi, I'm Mariko (MAH-ree-ko). Roller of eyes, wielder of chopsticks, huge fan of Jesus. This is my face and this is my blog. It's a place where we talk about God and life and all the goodness and suckiness tangled up therein. It's a place where ideas bounce around in creative community. It's a place where I've debriefed as I've written a book and navigated marriage and had a baby.
It is not a place for Twilight fanfiction and I really wish I didn't need to make that clarification.
I almost never write about marriage – I’m fortunate enough to have a great many couples in my life who could squash my meager experience. (Zip it, pipsqueak), so I generally bite my tongue to respect...
We’ve been writing letters to our baby (well, to be honest, we’re writing entries in a special Evernote folder, since Drew is a technology nerd) since that first day when Drew took a second look at a...