Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

Staying in Day 1…

Staying in Day 1 requires you to experiment patiently, accept failures, plant seeds, protect saplings, and double down when you see customer delight. A customer-obsessed culture best creates the conditions…

Saving my own life…

…But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized…

Wild & Loved

While it is useful to make bridges even to those groups one does not belong to, and it is important to try to be kind, it is also imperative to…

Writing Prompt: What would my bed say…

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. –Ursula K Le Guin Writing Prompt: Imagination Play. What…

Writing Prompt: If I were a sculptor…

Everything you can imagine is real. –Pablo Picasso Writing Prompt page 102: What is revealed on my white canvas? What would be chipped away from a huge block of marble…

I am here now…

REJECTION Sometimes we don’t throw ourselves into it because we put ourselves out there in the past and discovered that snipers were crouching on every roof. We were shot down….

Trauma & Meds

I have been stunned during my recent struggle with PTSD by the number of people who are willing to ask another grown up the following question “Are you taking meds?”…

You still got it John Keats

Should Disappointment, parent of Despair, Strive for her son to seize my careless heart; When, like a cloud, he sits upon the air, Preparing on his spell-bound prey to dart:…

Shushing the Universe or the Room

But inspiration is still sitting there right beside me, and it is trying. Inspiration is trying to send me messages in every form it can—through dreams, through portents, through clues,…

The Certainness of Uncertainty

Now I understand that questions are at the heart of faith, and that certainties about God can flicker on and off, no matter what you think you know. But back…