Spirit Born & Winning the War

One of the hardest things is not knowing what comes next. Especially when threats reach our doorstep. Generally, lists have a way of herding our steps. Whether on paper or written in our heads, patterns and boundaries seem to drive the hours. Plans, reservations, appointments. What’s on the schedule? What’s not on the schedule? Then … Continue reading Spirit Born & Winning the War

Early Will I Seek You: A Rich Breakfast For Your Soul

A sweet, soft voice comes from the kitchen echoing up the stairs. My grandson is here. They traveled all day yesterday so he could stay. And we'll delight in the sound of him three whole days. We've enjoyed him before but never by his six-year-old self. Bravely admitting his nervousness, we surround him with familiarness. "Remember when…" … Continue reading Early Will I Seek You: A Rich Breakfast For Your Soul

We Walk By Faith: Experiencing God as we bravely and boldly surrender to Him

I’m totally distracted in church. Levi (who recently learned to walk) is out of his seat. Attempting to hold his attention and keep him from storming the stage, his Mother breaks the seal of a small shiny bag. It’s crackers. I’m jealous. I’m hungry. But not for food. I hunger to experience the world through … Continue reading We Walk By Faith: Experiencing God as we bravely and boldly surrender to Him

We Can Enjoy All the Same Things and Come Completely Apart

He couldn’t wait to take me there. “I have something to show you when you have a minute.” In our marriage that once meant, I know you’re gonna love what I love. Today it means, I know you. “I found a picture you are going to want to take.” He says, standing at door wide … Continue reading We Can Enjoy All the Same Things and Come Completely Apart