The turn of this new year? — I’ve stopped counting. Stopped counting how long it's been. Stopped ruminating how different the world's been — or how crazy the headlines have been. Plane falls, economy implodes, new strain develops, election went south, and our borders? — they have closed once again. It seems too easy to… Continue reading How to Best Think of Time
Father, You who breathed Your breath into this baby girl, I pray now for Your hand to hold her, Your smile to continually shine on her. You who brought her out of my dark womb and lurched her into the dark of night, I pray now for Your love to spread over her, Your light… Continue reading A Prayer for A Daughter
Would the weary of hearts and those scraping to survive through losses still catch Your glimmer of hope?
The art of giving --- is simply the pouring...
And really, we'll see that there is nothing random about our life ...
In a similar way, here we are sitting in our homes, observing and discussing the strange events around us. Despite all of our theology - most of us are not expecting Jesus to be near us right now.
You are no longer dead; you are now alive. Now stand, walk, and speak as the child of God that you are...
Who are we to say that birthdays are more about ageing than they are about reminders of God's kindness lavished to the likes of us —- who are loved and liked despite of our loss and lack ---
...just a short note from our table to yours
The presence of anxiety is unavoidable but the prison of anxiety is optional...(Max Lucado)
And so we can see how Satan works - he takes a weakness - in character, or attitude, and merely pours a bit more kerosene on it...
Abraham kept looking towards the sky. He kept counting the stars. The longer he lingered, the stronger he grew in faith.
...how do you exactly embrace life when it isn't exactly what you've signed up for?
Owning your life isn't about clenching your fist, gritting your teeth, or controlling every outcome
finding your voice in the elements of the harsh that releases you into showers of joy.