Come with your indifference with your mocking with your doubts with your questions come with your lies with your rejection with your acceptance with your imperfections come with your health with your doctrine with your thoughts with your past come with your burdens with your poverty with your riches with your fear whatever you do … Continue reading Whatever you do this Christmas
There's a story in Genesis that grabs me. Abraham and Sarah used their servant Hagar in their unbelief to get for themselves the child God promised. But when Sarah finally gave birth to the son God had promised, they sent Hagar and her son Ismael away into the desert. In Genesis 21:8-21, the story goes … Continue reading Get up! Lift them up! Take them by the hand!
Another dusk another day of errands and planning, dishes and laundry, texts from you to pick you up- tutoring was over. But class is still in session. The teacher is trying to answer your questions. You can’t see him, but you believe, you think. You doubt. You have questions. But it’s another dusk and the … Continue reading For a doubting son
"Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. And the Lord said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all the men of war going … Continue reading When you feel like you’re endlessly marching around a wall
My husband is my friend. For almost 25 years we've shared a bed, a home and all the dirty humanity we can't groom or hide in those shared spaces. And although we don't share a worshipful response to Christ, we do have something very much in common: doubt. I listened to the end of a … Continue reading What my unbelieving friend and I have in common: doubt
I always look up when I talk to you The dark sky speckled with stars- so far. My little words from this two foot plot don't travel much. Certainly not way up there. I hang my head. Do you hear little speck-of-dust me? I close my eyes. You seem so too far. But the word … Continue reading prayer
If I was one of the disciples who followed Jesus while he walked on this planet, I would have been one he looked at and said, "Oh ye of little faith. Why do you doubt?" (Matthew 14:31, 6:30, 8:26, 16:8, 17:20). My faith-relationship with this Jesus I've never seen but love (1 Peter 1:8), is … Continue reading My relationship with the Jesus I’ve never seen but love