Monthly Archives: March 2017

where are you?

This week has been very busy within my family and at work. I have found myself dozing off at unusual times, taking naps in the car after work, while waiting for my son’s soccer practice to finish. Coffee has been … Continue reading

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let them speak

My mom and I were talking about passages in the Bible and how we wanted to dive deeply into them and learn all that we could from the verses.  As we talked, we agreed that trying to force lessons from … Continue reading

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contented

At the livestock auction I spent time watching the crowd, making up stories for why the families and farmers were there and why they may have bid on the animals. One of the families attending the auction was Amish. A … Continue reading

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desperately in need

  My family went to a livestock auction this weekend where sheep and goats were being sold to farmers. As I saw the size of the sheep I thought of young David watching his flock. The size of the sheep … Continue reading

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not partial

As believers we have a tendency to make our faith into a country club, exclusive only to those found worthy enough to enter. I have watched many Christians make the process of salvation become a multi-step, graduate level course, instead … Continue reading

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benched

I have spent most of my life standing on the sidelines of a sports event: football, wrestling, track, basketball, cross country, soccer, baseball. Whatever the event, I have stood cheering for my home team, encouraging them to play their best and … Continue reading

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water, water, life

The picture above is a beautiful example of growing where there is life-giving water. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that … Continue reading

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seeking to please

As a young believer, I attended a Christian college where much of my foundation was laid. I learned about who God really was, not what the world said. I took in the rich teaching at chapel services where I heard … Continue reading

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Coming home

Today I went to my “home” church for services. It was a precious time to reconnect with sweet friends and visit with former students. As I walked in the doors, my heart seemed to exhale and the deep breaths that … Continue reading

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the day before

Thirty-nine days have passed and tomorrow my sons and I drive to my folks’ to spend a week with them. We are all excited to spend time together, to catch up on stories, share meals and laughter- for one last … Continue reading

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