I recently re-read the account of Noah. Genesis is a great read but the stories become so familiar I risk failing to notice anything fresh. Chapter eight brings the record of Noah’s Ark to a close when God says in verse 16, “Go out from the ark.” (Some versions read, “Leave the boat.”) Those words […]
God will interrupt our arrogance, our ignorance and our willfulness.
We are prone to forget our vital need for utter dependence upon Him.
Stigma |stig•ma| noun : a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about something; a mark of shame or discredit; (archaic: a scar left by a hot iron: a brand.) Invalidation. | in•val•i•da•ion | noun : to discredit; emotional invalidation is when a person’s thoughts and feelings are rejected, ignored, or judged; it disrupts […]
We had borrowed the van from our friends. It was quite a lot to ask considering we took it round trip from Seattle to Los Angeles. It was our first real vacation and though it was an extremely tight-budgeted trip it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of my three little ones. I’m sure they still hold the record for number of times […]
Despair comes from believing God has turned His back on you.
He stands with us in our losses as the Almighty Last Word.
Would you rather die in a burning building or drown in the ocean? They usually asked it form the back seat of a boring car ride. Would you rather fall into a pit of snakes or have 10,000 spiders crawl all over you? I cringed at their morbid questions but played along to keep a he touched […]
I was browsing a thrift store recently when I spotted a pair of ceramic geese. I had a visceral response—part embarrassment, part nausea. Those geese brought back memories of a time when my kitchen was saturated in them. Theme decorating was a trend then like burlap, barn wood and chalkboard paint are today. My geese years […]
Closeness to God isn’t measured in proximity that increases or decreases depending on spiritual activity. In my early years as a Jesus-follower, I operated under the notion that closeness to God was based on my actions. It wasn’t an altogether faulty notion. James 4:16 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to […]