Faith

Sharing Sunday: The original King of the wild frontier

Life’s travel plans don’t always send us down paved paths through flowering meadows. I often find my trip has brought me into a sweeping frontier thick with briars and brambles. Gazing ahead, swallowing hard, I doubt I’m prepared to venture into rough terrain. And I realize I am not. Not alone. I yearn for Someone who’s traversed… Continue reading Sharing Sunday: The original King of the wild frontier

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Living High Minded

There are times in life when what we see is blurred.  Yet, we know clarity must exist in the spiritual. When God tells a family to sell their home. The husband obeys.  Walking by faith.  The home sells quickly and smoothly. And the husband, wife and two boys move into a hotel. The family seeks… Continue reading Living High Minded

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Sharing Sunday: If you find me living in a lean-to

Our pastor preached today from the seventh chapter in the book of John.  Here we find Jesus crying out to the people.  Anyone who will listen. “You know Me and you know where I am from. Yet I have not come on My own, but the One who sent Me is true. You don’t know Him;… Continue reading Sharing Sunday: If you find me living in a lean-to

Faith, Family

A hard times bible

I shuffle through the living room headed to my mug of hot tea waiting in the kitchen.  My little man is trailing me. He notices the Book on the table. Still there from last night. That bible’s been through hard times, mom. Weighted words gliding lightly from an innocent tongue.  Truth falling heavy on a drowsy heart. His father’s bible. A bible… Continue reading A hard times bible

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We threw (borrowed) convictions out the window last night

On our way to the mall to make Christmas returns, I overheard a conversation between my boys in the backseat. “I want to go to Barnes and Noble.” “No, Camden.  They don’t celebrate Christmas.  I’m boycotting that store.” Camden quickly and firmly settled the matter. “Caleb, Christmas is over.” {Lest you were holding on to… Continue reading We threw (borrowed) convictions out the window last night

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My Jolly Roger

I compromised today. But it was cold. And Jolly Roger looked so warm. Let me explain. For many years, I have held firm to boycotting the symbol representing my husband's high school football team.  A skull and crossbones.  I don't do death. My Pirate attire consists of clean logos like this... And our family opts out of opportunities… Continue reading My Jolly Roger

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Life Turned Right Side Up

There are times when life simply isn't clear. Chaotic days.  Muddled thoughts.  Sloppy.  Messy.  Unsettled. Hang in there. Allow Christ to turn everything right side up.  He'll make sense of it all for you. You will never be the same. (Turn on your speakers) Related articles Is God's Will My Will? - Daily Devotion By Oswald Chambers… Continue reading Life Turned Right Side Up

Faith, Family

No Messy Do-Overs

During one of my son's recent art lessons, his instructor was urging him to "loosen up" (since being flexible is an important attribute of an aspiring artist!).  She encouraged him to comfortably create a new sketch on top of a previous drawing. She may as well have asked him to devour a live lizard and wash it down with castor… Continue reading No Messy Do-Overs

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I’m Not Your Friend No More!

I recently had the opportunity to witness the birth of a friendship-breach followed by a harmonious reconciliation (all in the course of fifteen minutes).  Two four-year-old girls, one spunky and one touched with some sassy, were playing in my livingroom.  As the girls entertained themselves, I noticed an ignition of indignation over the ownership of their toys.  What started as a slow burn of fury… Continue reading I’m Not Your Friend No More!

Faith, Family

Would Jesus wear Dockers?

Several years ago, my husband was sharing his faith with a student.  The kid piped in, as if a light bulb went off, "I knew it!  I knew it.  I knew it." "I knew you were a Christian because you always wear those khaki pants to school!" We still aren't exactly sure why the boy associated Dockers with Christ.  I… Continue reading Would Jesus wear Dockers?