Monthly Archives: December 2015

camped in the comfortable

As I have reflected on this journey during 2015, I find myself amazed at how often God has used different situations to speak to me.  To prod me along, to prompt me to stay on the trail and not wander … Continue reading

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everybody else is…

The most common defense of a teenager is, But everybody else is…  whenever a parent says no, the argument is that the child is missing out because “everybody else is” going to the party, the movie, staying up later, wearing that … Continue reading

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the end of it all

In less than sixty hours we will unwrap a new year.  A year full of promises, opportunities, adventures, and unspoken- unknown blessings. All of the things we wanted to do, did do, wished we didn’t do, wished we could re-do, will … Continue reading

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What now?

Christmas is over, presents have been unwrapped, thank you notes written. Food packaged for left overs and trees have been taken down.  Christmas is over, so what happens now? The idea that the season is over and now it’s time … Continue reading

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home

This time of year effects our hearts like no other, when it comes to that word, home.  It can bring us to tears, remind us of silly stories, sweet memories, and dear ones now passed on. For me, it is seems … Continue reading

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unto us

As the days continue to rush toward December 25th, it feels like the rush and hurry have also increased.  People who are normally calm and rational become whirlwinds of too much activity and too little quiet.  Too many presents and … Continue reading

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husbands

When God made man He used His hands.  It is the first time we read in the Creation story of God touching something He created (Genesis 2:7).  It shows the tenderness, the intimacy, the intricacy of the relationship between Man … Continue reading

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tell me

My heart yearns to hear the stories of those who have gone before us, those who led the way in our walk to Christ.  To hear their time seeking, running, hiding, and embracing Christ for the first time.  Who led … Continue reading

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discomfort

I have been reading Jen Hatmaker’s book, 7: an experimental mutiny against excess (B&H Publishing Group, Nashville, TN. 2012). I have found myself wavering between delight and disappointment about the way our family– mostly I– approach the blessing of “more” in my … Continue reading

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empty

In the early morning hours, as I drive into work, I pass blanketed masses on the sidewalk.   I see them huddled together under tarps, blankets, their worldly possessions collected in old backpacks, shopping bags, and small carts.  They tend … Continue reading

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