…Be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” -Hebrews 13:5 NLT When our daughter was five we took her to see the movie “Epic,” an animated flick about tiny people who live in the forest and travel by songbird and make clothes out … More Enough

Worry (Let it Fall)

Lord we need A new redemption day All our worries Keep getting in the way Won’t you help us please Help us find the words to pray To bring redemption day “New Redemption Song,” words by Linford Detweiler, performed by Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist (Over the Rhine) My husband and I are finishing up … More Worry (Let it Fall)

Will they know YOU?

Originally published at Our Words Collaborative    “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” -Matthew 11:35 NLT My husband is a die hard fan of his undergraduate university, a school in our state with a national reputation of excellence in several areas of study and an athletic … More Will they know YOU?

Not grow weary

I heard the indicator on my watch double-beep. The last waypoint before the end of my route was approaching. I knew once I crossed that point I would be home free. I might even pick up speed and finish with a sprint. But at the moment I felt like someone was physically pulling me backward. … More Not grow weary

Voices in the night

I can’t remember the exact cartoon–possibly a Looney Tunes bit on a Saturday morning, or a Tom and Jerry escapade one afternoon after school–but I remember the scene: some animated character was struggling with whether or not to smash his adversary to bits as tiny angel and devil versions of himself perched on each of … More Voices in the night

On the fourth day

(Originally posted at Our Words Collaborative on July 8, 2016) One of the most powerful sermons I’ve ever heard was at a Christmas Eve service a few years ago, delivered by the lead pastor of the large community church we used to attend. He always nails the Advent story, bringing new life and different angles … More On the fourth day