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When God says, “I Will”

This is for you, my friend. You are many.  You are grieving, hurting, struggling, doubting. And you need answers: “Is God listening?”  “Does He see?”  “Does He care?”  “How can I know He will be there for me?” The answers are there, in His Word. Remember this and be brave; take it to heart, you transgressors!…

You’re A Good, Good Father

This song. I can’t get it out of my head–and yet, I don’t want to. “You’re a Good, Good Father, it’s Who You are…” “And I’m loved by You, it’s who I am.”  [Chris Tomlin] Being a parent is the hardest, most rewarding job in the world, and the truth is, We all fail.  We…

My Tattoos Are Scars

It’s not uncommon these days for a woman even my age to get a tattoo… Often they carry with them a significant meaning; not always just a fashion statement or mid-life crisis, these permanent scars become more of a visible statement of the person bearing their mark. Confession: I don’t personally have a tattoo carved on my…

Not So Long Ago–In a Land Far, Far Away

It was only a month ago that we arrived back home from our visit to Madagascar. The temperatures here today are in the single digits, with a wind chill below 0 degrees.  Toliara, Madagascar is just a little warmer… In past posts, I’ve shared how traveling to third world countries has changed my perspective on…

Feeling Like Job/Scripture Challenge: Job

No parent wants to give their child a start in life that says, “I know this name brings to mind someone not so pleasant, but… I’m gonna name my baby this anyway, because I really like it.”  It is pretty rare to hear of a new baby that’s been named JOB, which means “persecuted, hated”… or ICHABOD, “no…

The Prodigal in the Pew

Wow.  The preacher steps on your toes and doesn’t even apologize… He doesn’t need to, really–it’s not his fault that the Truth comes, walks straight down that aisle… right into the pew. It’s a common story, really.  The Prodigal Son:   ~demands his “rights” ~runs from home ~lives for himself ~squanders his resources ~ends up…

Scripture Challenge: ESTHER — “What’s Happening in St. Louis?”

It’s always a sad day when you see violence and civil unrest, and when it hits close to home I am reminded that there are those that don’t live in a free democracy that are facing this on a daily basis.  We hear of it so often that, if we’re not careful, we will become…

Mercy Is Falling

   MERCY: Compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence: “Have mercy on the poor sinner.” [dictionary.com] I’ve heard it explained this way: GRACE is God giving us what we don’t deserve. MERCY is God not giving us what we deserve. [used with permission] When this…