Hello! My name is Aylin Merck. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Our family makes our home in a city on the desert in the Middle East. My husband and I have two daughters and a son. Originally from the Dominican Republic, I have moved cross culturally multiple times.
Welcoming people into our home, savouring food with friends, enjoying (rare but wonderful) slow mornings filled with coffee and books, listening to the sound of rain and running are some of my very favorite things.
I love words, I love the Word (both written and Incarnate), I love theology and I love life. Writing brings it all together. Passionate for both theology and biblical counseling, I am compelled to encourage women with the truth of who God is for them in Jesus Christ.
Why I write:
Jesus Christ is my fixed hope. But I often find myself putting my hope in much lesser treasures. This blog is one of the ways I pursue steadfastness and actively set my hope in God.
I think by writing. When I write, I learn, process and internalize who God is, who I am and what my true reality is according to His precious Word.
I am also a joy-sharer. John Piper wrote, “The happiness we find in God reaches its consummation when it is shared with others…” As God keeps revealing the beauty of His Son and satisfying my heart over and over again, it completes my joy to share it with others. So I write: for both yours and mine joy in Jesus Christ.
My words belong to Jesus. To paraphrase Abraham Kuyper, there is not one single letter, word or phrase, over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, “Mine!” May I remember this. He owns the seasons I am prolific in writing and the ones in which I am dry or simply cannot write because of everything else. Faith for my words is built on His Sovereignty. And there I am learning to find rest.