Rally cry for parents on the day before school starts and the day after 2 mass shootings

Honestly, I don't want to send them. I want to hide them in a bubble of safety and happiness. But I have no such magic powers. I do have the King of heaven's attention though. He hears me. I know he does. And he promises to not abandon me or my kids. So, in this... Continue Reading →

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How Josh Harris and I Fell

Elevenish years ago I was ready to die on the mountain of the issue of women not working outside the home. Today I read this tweet from Jared C. Wilson: A few years back, I significantly reduced my exposure to Christian influences that prove more passionate about "issues" than Christ & I've been better off... Continue Reading →

He’s holding you

You work so hard as if the hours you spend sweating and digging planning arguing and solving will make everything right. Then it rains on your freshly poured concrete and a sudden wind bends the trees you just planted and the test is positive- you're going to have a baby and your cursing and anger... Continue Reading →

Sojourning

I don't speak the language I don't know their signs But I understand their reasons and I know what it feels like to eat, sleep and breathe pursuit of happiness. I remember and still feel the draw of that cancer, not yet fully eradicated in me. Something beats deeper something I can't explain because there... Continue Reading →

Hope for a sick heart

"I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope." Hosea 2:15 This verse came via email to me today like shade in the hot Arizona sun. I used to tolerate the heat in Arizona pretty well, but as the years have gone by, I haven't grown... Continue Reading →

Hope against hope

How long till I see the fruit of what I cannot see? How many season? How many years? What if it takes my whole life and then I'm buried six feet under dirt and worms and grass and more seasons pass and... I cannot see the future days when there are no more weeds no... Continue Reading →

Laughing at promises

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is in Romans 4:16-17 where it says, “...to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, as it is written, ‘I have made you the father of many nations;- in the presence of God in whom he believed, who gives... Continue Reading →

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