Categories

Wisdom

Passed Down

Passed Down

“Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” (Psalm 25:5) Stories from our own families, passed down around campfire or kitchen table,...

read more
Invitation

Invitation

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) The Bible is an open invitation to discover more about our God. Incredibly, the One who defies description delights in us...

read more
Perfection Not Required

Perfection Not Required

“The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” (John 11:28) Right Where We Are What do you suppose followers of Christ need to look and act like? Is obedience and surrender part of their identity? Are...

read more
Mindful

Mindful

“What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?” (1 Corinthians 4:7) Come on in, Lord. You are welcome in this room where I easily and...

read more
The Point

The Point

“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you. (Jeremiah 29:12-14) Some lines linger...

read more
Exponential

Exponential

“I lift my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2) Invariably, the roughest places precede surprising joys.My husband...

read more
Matters

Matters

"Weeping may tarry for the night." (Psalm 30:5) It matters that they lived, regardless how short the span. It matters on a scale of enormous significance that your friends’ loved ones drew breath for a...

read more
Assignment

Assignment

“Let those who fear the Lord say, ‘His steadfast love endures forever.’ Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.” (Psalm...

read more
Wooden Stakes

Wooden Stakes

“God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.” (Habakkuk 3:19) I ran headlong into old friends this week –  caught sight of them when I...

read more
Same Old

Same Old

“So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith – that you, being rooted and grounded in love.” (Ephesians 3:17) The wheels of the new year recently rolled into view carrying a camouflaged cart of...

read more
Speak

Speak

“Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” (John 4:26) Jesus, you grab our attention and startle us as the one speaking directly to us in the midst of an ordinary day. You are the “I am he”...

read more
Presence

Presence

“He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” (Psalm 91:4) The gray sky sagged over the ocean as if burdened by its bundles of...

read more