Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

Identity Crisis

Philip got out of God’s way. He remembered that what makes the gospel offensive isn’t who it keeps out, but who it lets in.’ I’ve been thinking a lot this…

Nothing Means Nothing

I like the way the apostle Paul wrote about this some two millennia ago: ‘I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not…

Faith and Freedom

It is freeing to not have the responsibility of serving as arbiter of who has access to the richness of God’s love and goodness. Instead, we can recognize that all…

In the midst…

Even the slimmest festivities of the heart expand our capacity to enjoy and obey God. They remind us to rummage for God in every situation and declare his goodness on…

So-loved

If we humans start playing God and judging good and evil, how long will it take before we say this person or this tribe is good and deserves to live,…

Alive

The romance of Creator and creation is far more wondering and profound than anyone can ever capture in words. And yet we try, for how could we be silent in…

Fished from the Rubble

It’s called having friends, choosing each other, getting found, being fished out of the rubble. It blows you away, how this wonderful event happened–me in your life, you in mine….

12 Favorite Books: Little Town on the Prairie

‘Oh please Ma,’ she coaxed. ‘I wouldn’t cut a heavy bang like Mary Power’s, but please me cut just a little more, so I could curl it across my forehead.’…