Taming the Tongue

Sometimes I just can’t control my tongue. It was not a good day. For whatever reason, we were just off. I was irritable and impatient. I found myself correcting every little infraction, every childish noise. The more I corrected, the more frustrated I became. And the more my kids acted up. After snapping at one of my children, I … Continue reading Taming the Tongue

This Changes Everything

“Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a Son, and they will call Him Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us’” (Matt 1:23) NET. God.with.us. Those three words astound me. For thousands of years, God had been worshiped from afar. His holiness stood in stark contrast to mankind’s sin. A thick veil separated His earthly presence … Continue reading This Changes Everything

What’s So Good?

Good Friday...Seems a strange title for history's darkest day. The Righteous Judge condemned in a mock trial. Truth Himself falsely accused. Love hated. The Savior rejected. The King stripped and despised. Healer of the deaf heard "Crucify Him!" Creator of all felt thorns on His brow. Hands that fed thousands took nails for those fed. Whips tore His flesh … Continue reading What’s So Good?

Lessons from my Old Guitar

Sometimes I feel so on top of things. The days are going just as scheduled. Everything is flowing nicely. I’m checking things off that endless “to-do” list and loving the feeling of accomplishment. And other days, it’s quite the opposite. Like today. I’m sitting here in my cozy, quiet-time chair, not because the house is … Continue reading Lessons from my Old Guitar

A New Me

I just can't get over God. His unstoppable, relentless, extravagant love...it astounds me. It undoes me. Nothing in human experience compares to such audacious, undeterred devotion. Today, I've been reading the story of the "prodigal son" (Luke 15). Actually, I think we should call it the story of the "gracious father," because really, it's the … Continue reading A New Me