Parenting from Faith not Fear
On September 5, 2018 | 4 Comments

One of my favorite things about church is the worship. I belt out worship songs with my whole heart—not caring who hears me. There are songs about God’s love. There are songs about His holiness. But some of my favorites are the anthems that remind us of His might and sovereignty. It is strange how […]

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Short Story: The Widow’s Offering
On August 29, 2018 | 2 Comments

When it was her turn at the temple treasury, all of heaven seemed to stand still as she dropped her small offering into the box. She thought, He is worthy of everything I own, little though it may be.

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Finish Well, Finish Together
On August 20, 2018 | 6 Comments

I wish you could meet my friend, Jena.  Maybe you already know her.  Jena is tenacious. To give you an example, we ran a race together this weekend and at a  little past mile twelve, when I was huffing it to keep up with her, Jena turned to me and asked, “Which of those two […]

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Finding Jesus in the Old Testament – Part One
On August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the enormity of the assignment settled in, Mr. Strachan rose to his tiptoes to lean over the podium and issue a warning. In his Scottish accent, with wild eyes and a silly grin, Billy Strachan warned all of us to, “Beware of Leviticus!”

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Hidden Heroes
On August 3, 2018 | 8 Comments

Several years ago my husband and I made a choice to open our homes and our hearts to a foster child. While our kids had a chance to share their opinions, they really didn’t have a choice. They never got the chance to say, “I could never do that!” They never even got nine months to get used to the idea of a baby. One afternoon in August our four boys got a baby sister, a sister who might stay for a few weeks or for a lifetime. At the time our boys, ages 13, 12, 10 and 8, were forced to decide what to do with their hearts.

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Pearly Everlasting
On July 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1998 my family and I visited Mt. Saint Helen’s for a day hike through the blast zone. Although it had been eighteen years since the massive eruption, the landscape still felt dead. Tens of thousands of trees were laying down in eery order, having been blown down all in the same direction from the blast. The primary color of the landscape was still an ashen grey. On May 18, 1980 the volcano had let loose it’s fury in one of the most destructive eruptions in recorded history and eighteen years later the landscape still lay dormant from the traumatic event.

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Missing Out
On July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

I finally read through the Bible in one year (a year and a week) when I was 39 years old.  It is fascinating to read through the Bible so quickly.  I felt so empowered.  I felt so spiritual, so cool. It was amazing to see the patterns and over arching themes in God’s story.

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Conquering Darth Mama
On April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

I can hear Master Yoda in my mind, “Do not give way to anger. Power of the Dark Side it is.” The thing is, anger is only a symptom. What is the hidden evil lurking in my heart that fuels Darth Mama?

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