My mind made an instant assessment of her that would’ve have promptly been discarded as the concert began. But then she came into full view. Continue reading Learning to Look Up and Be Kind
We so easily justify ourselves by the standard set by others just like us. Continue reading Like Kids Making Up the Rules
It seems everyone I know (and presumably many I don’t) are seeking, seeking, seeking to find purpose, peace and joy. Continue reading I Went to Europe. Pics and Musings.
Don’t we think of control as the ability to make things go the way that makes us happy? But God’s not me, and when I think that way, I’m taking the “sovereignty of God” and projecting my attributes onto His character. Continue reading How I Make a Mess of “God Is In Control”
All of it — like feeding mud to the starving. It fills the belly for a few hours but does nothing to save a life. If anything, it only slows the urgency, numbs the sense that would otherwise motivate a search for something deeply nourishing. Continue reading Slowly Starving and Oblivious
You never realize how active you are until someone tells you to stay put. Here’s a largely unedited list of things I’ve been thinking about from my lovely vantage point of the couch in my living room. Continue reading 9 Thoughts from 4 Weeks on Crutches
I was struck this week as I read the book of Mark just how rarely He did what was expected of Him. Maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised when He answers our prayer differently than we expect Him to. Continue reading When God Doesn’t Answer Prayer Like You Want Him To
Shame deceives us; it says, You have no power to defeat. But God, the Truth-Teller is our rescue in reach. Continue reading Poem: That Captivating Shame
So many women say they want a man who makes them laugh. A lot of us get them – men are pretty funny after all. But I’ve observed that something happens too often. Year after year of dating or marriage, they stop laughing. They start rolling their eyes. They start retorting in anger. They start … Continue reading Men Who Make You Laugh
God is in the business of making you perfect until the day you die. No hopelessness allowed in this life raft. Continue reading Do You Ever Feel Like a Failure at Christianity?