How Long, Lord? When Waiting is Hard Work

Waiting for God is hard work. Throughout my adult life I have spent long, painful seasons waiting for God to bring… Over and over, I have cried with the the … Continue reading How Long, Lord? When Waiting is Hard Work

What the World Needs Now is Love, Love, Love

It is Valentine’s Day, and the world needs love… We need bigger love than roses, chocolates, or sentimental cards. Our world is aching for a love that forgives and heals, … Continue reading What the World Needs Now is Love, Love, Love

Hey, Dr. Who… I Need to Go Back to 1995

If I could hop into the Tardis with The Doctor and go back twenty years to give myself one piece of parenting advice, it would be this: Delight in your … Continue reading Hey, Dr. Who… I Need to Go Back to 1995

Why My Kids Are Afraid of the Word “Bored”

It is summer, the season of childhood bliss and parental…I suppose “misery” is too strong a word. I don’t know, maybe not.  I am looking around at all the other … Continue reading Why My Kids Are Afraid of the Word “Bored”

Too Much of “The Pain”, Not Enough of the “I Love You”

Alastor The Monster Mutt decided to greet the day at 5:00 a.m. this Saturday morning. I stumbled out of bed, one eye open, and shuffled into the bathroom to find … Continue reading Too Much of “The Pain”, Not Enough of the “I Love You”

Snapping Turtle Grace

“Do you like it here?” I asked my 17-year-old daughter. We were in New Orleans for a few days on a college tour. “Yes,” she said. “I do.” The light … Continue reading Snapping Turtle Grace

Work? Maybe I should Just Lay Down For Awhile…

On the way to take my 13-year-old to the orthodontist today, I sighed and said, “It is 1:30 and I have yet to do any work.” (non kid work, that … Continue reading Work? Maybe I should Just Lay Down For Awhile…

Peace in the Pressure Cooker

We have been into this summer thing for two and a half days now and I am already losing my mind. As a rule, my work/parenting goal is to keep … Continue reading Peace in the Pressure Cooker

It Sure is Messy Down Here

The new humanity that is created around Jesus (through the incarnation and redemption) is not a humanity that is always going to e successful and in control of things, but … Continue reading It Sure is Messy Down Here

Starving for Beauty

I woke up tired yesterday, and was tired all day long. Then last evening, I hit pause on the tyranny of the urgent, hopped in my Jeep and picked up … Continue reading Starving for Beauty

Light Sower

I sat across from her, one older and wiser than me; one who had studied deeper, walked with God longer.  I told her my story. I pulled back the thick … Continue reading Light Sower

My Grandmother’s Bible

I remember catching glimpses of my grandmother’s Bible as a child and  being in awe. It was so different than my own back then. As a child, my Bible was … Continue reading My Grandmother’s Bible