Author Archives: Becky Daye

Insatiable Compassion

Recently, I finished reading “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky with my high school “Great Books” class in our homeschool co-op. One of the characters, Sonia, is described as having “insatiable compassion”. Later in the book, when she discovers that the main character is a murderer, her response is surprising. When Raskolnikov says to her, “How strange you are, Sonia. […]

Summer Adieu

I’m grasping, reaching just a little further, trying to grab on tight, but it slips through my fingers. Summer is elusive and I confess that it has gone too quickly. I want more. More fireflies. More naps in the hammock. More sounds of splashing in the pool. More chalk drawings, swinging in trees, campfires, and trips to the beach. At […]

All My Ducks in a Row

The choreography was exquisite, the music sublime, the costumes impeccably matched to the performance. All that remained was for the participants to learn their parts. At first, they did— with wonder and awe they stepped onto the stage, they wobbled and toppled, and got up and tried again. They stretched beautifully here and leaped elegantly there, moving effortlessly with the […]

Twenty Lessons Learned in Twenty Years of Marriage

One of my favorite parts of being married to a pastor is the opportunity to do pre-marital counseling for young couples preparing to spend the rest of their lives together. I love it, because it gives my husband and I the chance to share how God has been faithful in our marriage and it forces us to evaluate our own […]

Dear Younger Me

I’m feeling nostalgic today. A few weeks ago, I started running and working out consistently again after nearly two and a half years of only sporadic exercise. This morning, as I searched for workout clothes, I discovered that all of my usual go to athletic items are in the dirty clothes pile. But not working out, because I don’t have […]