We Bear the Mark

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 →

An explosion of praise reading Job

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 →

Let Down by God?

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 →

Chasing Normal?

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 →

Advent meditation: Joy

(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 →

Unashamedly bragging

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 →

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