Heart’s Ache is a collection of traditional-style poems that seeks to express for others what their own hearts have been struggling to express. It's about pain and love, loss and surrender, desire and youthful loneliness. It’s about fallen man’s longings for a higher experience of love; his memories of a fallen Eden, his visions of a distant heaven, and his painful awareness that pain and love are never separated. It’s the poetic result of one young person’s desire to allow pain to be felt, to express it in words, and then to continue trusting in God’s goodness to do exceedingly above all that we could ask or think. It’s about bravely connecting with the inner yearning for God’s love and the love of His people, even though pain is always sure to be present in some measure. It’s about loving, and then loving again, never ceasing to look in hope for God’s own abundant provision of love and reciprocation. He who loves deeply hurts deeply, but never will the soul of man experience love's rapture like those who bear their cross and wait for God’s blessing.