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?
Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me. I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God. … Continue reading Advent Day 20: Waiting For God
I just threw that title in cause it's a crazy presidential election season, but I should have titled this post: We're giving up the goats.Yep, you read correctly. Our family's 3 plus year adventure with dairy goats is coming to an end.If only had once sentence to explain why I'm doing this it would be … Continue reading You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes. – Malcom Bradbury
I was thinking the other day about the patterns in my life. I have bursts of creativity that tend to fizzle and fade. But writing has been a steady pattern of unsteadiness since I was about 10 years old. I have bursts of creativity in writing that still fizzle and fade but they don't stay … Continue reading My theory on fizzle and fade
(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
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. ...For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. - Galatians 5:1,13I've been thinking about this a lot today. … Continue reading Advent meditation: It’s for freedom that he set us free
Summer break is over. The kids begin their first full week of school tomorrow. The first day of school was Wednesday last week. Made for a nice testing of the waters before the full fledged dive in this week. I've had much on my mind. Heavy things. Hard things. I can't speak it. I can't write … Continue reading Thinking of Julie
Every time I read the account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, I'm taken back by his exchange with Martha. I see in Martha's words my inevitable human inclination to not get God yet act like I've got him figured out.It's what Martha says. Jesus has finally showed up at the scene of his … Continue reading Martha and I
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