Since the legalization of abortion 45 years ago millions of women have bought the lie that the death of this new life forming in them will somehow save theirs. And now they live with pain and shame and mocking of that lie. Today in thinking about being a woman, a mom, a sister, a daughter… Continue reading We Bear the Mark
Job's story always gets me. I feel so much of the sense that, "This just isn't right! This guy didn't deserve this!" And at the same time the sense that, "This is how God works. He is working something eternal and wonderful in us through suffering." I don't claim to know even a fraction of… Continue reading An explosion of praise reading Job
It's Good Friday.There's a tsunami of meaning in those three words.Maybe for you it's just TGIF.I get it. Honestly, I grew up hearing the story of Jesus' death and resurrection, but for years it made no connection with my soul. If I'm honest the celebration (if you can call it that) of Good Friday has… Continue reading A slow-to-believe believer’s thoughts on Good Friday
This past Sunday I stood in a high school theatre with dozens of people I don't know looking up at the screen where the band was projecting the words to the songs we were singing to God:You're never gonna letNever gonna let me downYou're never gonna letNever gonna let me downWhen I get to church,… Continue reading Let Down by God?
My sister once told me she believed God appointed to me the hard things I'm walking through because he is using my life to encourage other people to trust and obey him.I want that, but I also confess I don't.Part of me just wants a "normal" life with ease. No ongoing marital struggle. No conviction… Continue reading Chasing Normal?
Tomorrow is the 44th anniversary of the famous Roe vs. Wade decision by the Supreme Court which put into motion the legal killing of unborn babies in the United States. From that date to today over 59 million babies have been aborted in this country alone. To put that in perspective, about 6 million Jewish… Continue reading Thoughts On Abortion in America: Hope and the Gospel in My Crisis Pregnancy
I have been silent. And this post probably won't exactly be the voice heard round the world. But in a society where social media is the public square I feel like I'm trying to hide in the shadows if I don't speak up even though I know speaking up will most likely get me rejection.I… Continue reading "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." – Martin Luther King Jr.
I took my kids to watch Selma today. Every year on MLK Day I purposefully talk with the kids about Martin Luther King Jr. I set out to rescue the day from the "just another day off school" it could easily become. Selma helped me do that in a big way today. But I didn't… Continue reading Why I took my boys to see Selma
(That was a sunrise a week or so ago.)Well, it's 10 O'clock, and everyone is in bed and it's finally quiet so I can think. I'm trying to stave off some bug that's decided to give me a dizzy-headache and sore throat in the last hour. Hot tea and lots of vitamin C I'm hoping… Continue reading Advent meditation: Joy
Photo creditI've been thinking a lot about today. Today, 2000 years ago. The entire center and source of all things, all the purposes of time and history and existence culminating in one Man's abused and slaughtered body hanging on a Roman cross. There is no god like mine!All the religions of the world acknowledge that… Continue reading Unashamedly bragging