The Secret to Peace

I hear his sweet voice from behind the door. A squeaky, tired, "mom", queuing me to come near quick. He stands in the middle of the bed looking at me with those tired eyes; bed-head pointing in each direction. I smile as he runs towards me. Wobbly feet carry him along, one resolve motivates his … Continue reading The Secret to Peace

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Mountaintops, Loaves and Fishes

I've heard it said that it's the moments that define us. Like Abraham marking the spot on Mount Moriah where he was willing to sacrifice all and found favor in the sight of The Living God, we all have our moments. I was 19 and running. I was pregnant and alone. My boyfriend had made … Continue reading Mountaintops, Loaves and Fishes

Why I’m Choosing not to Teach my Children “Tolerance”

The collective voice of our cultural paradigm can be heard from sea to shining sea. We are reminded that hate is never the answer, that bullying is prevalent and tragic and that our differences should be celebrated rather than used for purposes of division or judgement. The most well-known passage of scripture at one time … Continue reading Why I’m Choosing not to Teach my Children “Tolerance”

Flyboy

 Flyboy finds a shell and sends it soaring helpless into the surf. He knows he can cause it to skip and skim instead of sink. When it disappears deep, he finds another and begins again, each time adjusting his angle, the spin of his wrist, the speed and thrust. Finally, he looks up to Dad for … Continue reading Flyboy