“I cannot explain the ways of love,
And life cannot explain the grace of kindness.
There’s no reason that can satisfy enough
The healing of this blindness.
I’ve been seized by the power of a great affection.”
~ Andrew Peterson
Hi! Welcome to Song Beyond Silence. My name is Katherine Forster, and this is where I share my writing, poetry, thoughts about Scripture and life, and maybe some other updates and randomness thrown in.
I believe theology and art can and should coexist. My writing is founded on a firm belief in a God who is real and true, a God who revealed Himself to us through the Scriptures, and whose existence gives us a reason to create things that are beautiful.
I try to post a serious (ish) article or book review on Mondays, and poetry, art stuff, or randomness on Thursdays; but those will probably end up getting somewhat intertwined.
Thank you for stopping by! If you’re wondering where to begin, here are some posts to get you started.
Articles | Overcome; Look at the Moon (His Word Endures Forever); Future Hope in the Midst of Life’s Changes
Poetry | Sky Burning; Of stones and stars and stories; Midnight Cry
Stories | The Creek; Uphill All the Way Home
“And even in the days when I was young,
There seemed to be a song beyond the silence.
The feeling in my bones was much too strong
To just deny it.” ~ AP
Katherine Forster | 17 | Homeschooled (and graduating) | Christian | Writer | National Bible Bee Contestant | Saved by grace through faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ | 2 Corinthians 3:18 | Beholding His glory and being transformed
Jesus Christ is my Savior, Christianity is my identity, God’s word is my passion. Writing is my calling. The Bible Bee is my second family. I struggle with my own pride and lack of love every day, but God’s love is everlasting, and by His grace I’m growing through the fight. I’m writing a book for teenagers on how to study the Bible, because it changed my life. I like rainy afternoons with tea and dark chocolate and words to write.
Words | Long emails to friends | Violin | Hanging out with my brothers | Experimenting in the kitchen | Tea | 85% cacao | Photography | Pretty things | Sad, sweet music | Thunderstorms | Online classes |Hiding in the lobby to study | Growing up and realizing that I’m farther along than I was before
I walk in a world of music
No one else can hear,
Pierced and shattered by the light of life,
Ringing with the music of the spheres.
There’s a song in every soaring tree,
In the mountain mists and the roaring sea,
I once was blind, but now I see.