1. Martha’s pain is not met by a to-do list. Jesus’ reply is not that she should try harder or change her behavior
  2. Our use–or disuse–of language reveals a deeper need than a bubbly carbonated soda. It highlights a gift given and a gift fallen, and it leaves us thirsting for a gift restored.
  3. Sehnsucht can echo the truth, but only Scripture reveals the God who experiences it.
  4. Writer’s Block, however, entertains no such fantasies. It goes straight for my ego’s jugular and pounds home the fact that I’m not good enough.