Father and Son

I have always loved the story of Abraham and Isaac. The story of willingness and sacrifice and reprieve and provision, captivate me. After all, isn’t that ultimately the journey of every faithwalker? But this week God challenged me to reread it, in His narration, with His thoughts, through His eyes and, most of all, in…

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Life is loss.

In Ann Voskamp’s book “One Thousand Gifts” this is her admission, her announcement, her proclamation. Life is loss… when, what, who will you lose? It’s not a matter of will I lose, but solely when will I lose.   Loss is familiar to me.   One of my first childhood memories is wrapped in death.…

Couch Parenting

Could you imagine if you were the coach of an NBA team, hired for the sole purpose of coaching your team to a victory, leading ultimately to a national championship and you never even left the bench? My guess is you wouldn't be a very effective coach. You would most likely be fired for not…

Lessons Maddie has taught me

Twelve years ago yesterday, I held the most precious, wide eyed, soft skinned little baby my eyes had ever beheld! The next day, after the labor pains and still exhausted, my lessons began. The hard knocks of parenting were leveled at me. I got my first taste of judgement and learned the hard truth that…

Nature Calls

"From the beginning of the world, men could see what God is like through the things He has made. This shows His power that lasts forever. It shows that He is God.” God delights to show His love for us. I marvel over little things. I like to sit for long spells and watch nature,…

A Bird in the Hand

“…And you count far more to him than birds.” God gave me a very real lesson this weekend, a moment that captivated my heart and my attention and spoke life into a hard and trying time. The story: My friend and I were sitting at a local restaurant. We were talking about some of the…