The Little Word “When”

I've always felt a little bad for Job. Here's this righteous man of God who's so amazing that the Lord actually brags about him (Job 1:8 "8 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who … Continue reading The Little Word “When”

Who’s in Control?

Reactive, by definition is the tendency to react or to be characterized by reactance. I think most people I know fall into the category of chronic reactors. We so often relinquish control to others or our circumstances. We see it in the lives of those terrified to move because they are so afraid of what … Continue reading Who’s in Control?

Prayer for Today

Lord, let my hands be ever ready to serve.Give me your eyes to see the broken and your balm to bring comfort.Let the voice of my will be silent when your mouth opensLet me guard my motivations so the outflowing of my heart and hands are pureMay I never be afraid of risk or movementMay … Continue reading Prayer for Today

Hope

Steady rain pelts, swift and monotonous, on the roof above me I feel the water purify, washing away the old, carrying with it the promise of hope Standing singularly like a monument on the horizon Lingering long enough for me to reach Long enough for me to believe Hope, that droplet swiftly coming near Waiting … Continue reading Hope

The Map

There's something about the promise in a morning. A new day peaks over the mountains that stood, ominous, dark, hours before. There's opportunity inherent there. There's hope that maybe today will bring with it all the things we've been searching for. That's why I'm making a diligent choice to sit for a moment, still, with … Continue reading The Map

Messy

As I was cleaning up smashed strawberries and bananas off of the floor under my son's high chair this morning, it hit me...not just the peaches he was chucking at my head...also the realization that life is messy. There's really no way around this fact. Sure, I'm in the thick of it, with four kids … Continue reading Messy

Mine

Your blazing gaze, Eyes of fire staring back at me While I look forward toward the mark High calling when all is lost but the pursuit of things bigger than me All at once, undone, the treasure of earthen man, dust before the burning pillar that is your love. Expansive and wild sweeping through the … Continue reading Mine

Around the Table

The question was posed to me, "What is God doing in your life?" I don't always have an immediate brilliant answer and maybe that's my own pride trying to come up with a brilliant answer. Today, I thought I'd answer that question as if we were sitting around my table, coffee in hand, talking. God … Continue reading Around the Table