Meet Matthew

Yes, he’s a real person.  He was not the most popular guy and he surely must have felt like an outcast. Matthew, the guy who has to collect taxes for the government. I love my country.  I appreciate our government, but I still choose to give them only as much as the law requires.  And you…

Cultivating Joy

It’s an easy pattern to fall into.  Letting circumstances dictate our joy. And the soil of circumstance can be pretty darn rocky. So we plant the seeds. We plan our days, our months, our years–and fill them with all of those things we think will bring us joy. But our plans just don’t always go…

Every Hour

Especially in the dark ones. Grief and pain and loss surround us, and it is not coincidence that the songs of my youth fill my heart and my spirit when I am seeking the Savior.  This sharing of pain, this heartache, is nothing compared to the grief of a parent that has lost a child.…