Ahhh…

Due to some recent surgical experience, I was forced to finish most of my Christmas baking, shopping, wrapping, etc before the first of December. It is such a treat to know that things are done and all I have to do is sit back and enjoy the season. And, as hokey and cliche a term it is, the reason for the season. My most awe-filled Christmas was the Christmas I was pregnant with my firstborn. Psalm 139 took on such a new meaning for me. What a terrifying and exciting thing it must have been for Mary, to carry the […]

Father’s love letter to us from Isaiah 43 and 44

Listen to the Lord who created you. The one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. You are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you. Bring […]

Comfort

It is so ironic that my friend Chip, who also is my children’s principal, is now spending multiple days hooked up to IV’s and ventilators in the ICU. Why is this ironic? Because his wife Lisa has spent many a Sunday afternoon ministering to other patients in the ICU, praying and singing with her ever-present guitar – songs of faith and hope. Now it is Lisa and Chip who need someone to pray and sing over them. Chip suffered from heat stroke this last weekend and his life is now a maze of CAT scans, EEG’s, and anti-seizure medications. So, […]

I admit, I stole this…

There is a reason the “Not Of This World” stickers are popular among Christians, and I believe it applies to the current Israeli situation. Though the entire world may forsake this nation, God is for her, and he has overcome the world, so in a sense, the world is of no matter. For all the ideas, concepts, and accomplishments of mankind throughout the ages, stand as nothing before God who created them, and mankind to come up with them, whether they be peace, war, or natural disaster. God is in control, and we are simply spectators to his plan for […]

Fireworks!

What is it about fireworks that so fascinates all of us from 4-94? The “ohs” and “ahs” heard every 4th of July is truly amazing, considering our modern world of HD, 3D, and digital surround sound. As a rule, unfortunately, our country has become increasingly scornful of old traditions – the holidays have become glitzy displays of modernism, beginning so early in the year kids aren’t even trying to “be good for goodness’ sake” yet, beautiful traditions like reciting the pledge of allegiance in school are being argued in front of judges in courts across the land, and even my […]