Author Archive | Ashlyn Burns

Be Still and Know

“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 Be still. Still. When are we ever still in our 21st century Western culture? When I think about it, often I am only still long enough to sit and take something in like, a meal, a movie, an athletic event, an article or book I am reading, or […]

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A Mother’s Heart

“No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you.” A mother says to her child, who then adds, “After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.” Pan to the child with his head on his mother’s chest-burrowing into a place of safety and […]

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Trauma and the Hope of Easter

Imagine, for a moment, a toddler whose fingers are roaming the countertops, unknowingly headed straight for the stove. His mother looks away for only a second, unable to intercept the wandering, chubby fingers of her little one before his hand meets the red hot eye of the burner. He bellows out in pain and confusion. […]

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