It’s been difficult to write, read, speak, or think lately as polarizing opinions continue to wreak havoc on my country and my heart. God taught me the importance of differing differently this week. As Christians, we are not supposed to be fused to a particular ideology, theology, doctrine, or opinion. We are simply to be…Read more »
There’s something about a sunrise That humbles my heart and reminds me God’s been watching From the very start.
Several months ago, my landlord suggested putting up a privacy fence to create a place for the girls to play and for me to relax. I agreed to buy the fence, and he agreed to put in a concrete patio inside the fence. Through a series of mishaps that began back in April, the fence…Read more »
I taught middle school for thirty-three years and find myself wondering how I might deal with the current adult nonsense if I were back in my classroom. The personal attacks I see on the news remind me of those I saw during my career. Attacks hurt at any age, but they are especially harmful…Read more »
The Lenten Season has always been a challenge, but the past three years have been particularly difficult ones for me. God’s call to leave a familiar church family came as the Lenten Season began three years ago. I was confused, but I obeyed. I was confounded by His call to leave corporate worship altogether eight months…Read more »
The dictionary definition of Christian grace is “the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.” That’s as close as words can come to the heart of grace, but God’s gift of grace is beyond words. Like love, grace must be felt on a deep level…Read more »
Clay Muddy Messy Sinking Trapping Self Lust Love God Lifting Transforming Gracious Beloved Potter “Still, God, you are our Father. We’re the clay and you’re our potter: All of us are what you made us.” Isaiah 64:17-18 (The Message) Advent begins this week with a beautiful message of hope from Isaiah. The image of God, the…Read more »