By Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Why, God? Why? Has that question ever haunted you? Does your faith flounder when life deals a low blow, like our punching bag shuddering before my kids' Kung Fu fists? Mine does sometimes, especially when logic goes unsatisfied and cliché answers just won't do. It's been one of those seasons for me lately … Continue reading On Questions without Answers
By Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Have you ever experienced a natural disaster? I’ve been through several – two earthquakes while living in California, a hurricane during my teen years in Hawaii, even a fire in the valley directly behind our home. Oh, and a predicted tsunami (though it was quite anti-climactic when it rolled in at … Continue reading God of the Storm
Did we take a wrong turn somewhere, God? This path we’re on is bumpier than I expected. I’m not seeing many "green pastures" or much "still water." It’s certainly not glamorous. I was kind of hoping for something more exciting, less mundane. I know You lead down “paths of righteousness,” but isn’t there a less … Continue reading Did We Take a Wrong Turn?
It came out of nowhere, that unidentified flying creature.
By Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon “You can’t deny that one’s yours!” That was the comment we heard as my husband carried our littlest into the church where he would be speaking later that morning. It’s true - she definitely bears his image. In fact, I’ve been told she's the female version of him as a child. … Continue reading Look-alikes
We need committed friendships and regular fellowship that we aren’t quick to walk away from.
It wasn't supposed to be this way...but here's hope.
I "played hookie" on Sunday. Oh, I went to church. I dropped my family off and then sat in the parking lot during Sunday School. I just couldn't bring myself to go in. My heart was in turmoil. I was upset about how the morning was going. Actually, I was upset about how life is … Continue reading I Shouldn’t Feel This Way
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" Ps 46:1. What comes to mind when you hear the word refuge? I think of a photograph I've seen of a lighthouse at the end of a pier. Waves are crashing around the structure, nearly engulfing it. But the lighthouse stands firm. The … Continue reading When You Need Refuge
"Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10. "I don't know." Those three words...I've said them more in my years of being a parent than in all the prior years combined. The longer I live, the longer I'm a … Continue reading When You Don’t Know Why…