Once upon a time in a faraway land. . . you know the drill. All started out beautifully, but somewhere a shift occurs. The hero or heroine meets their downfall. Orphaned. Framed. Lied about by enemies and antagonized by impossible odds. At the very least, there are loads of chores.Continue reading “Wishing to be Wealthy?”
The church sings and reads of lovingkindness often. Have we perhaps become immune to what it means, or can we fully realize why Scripture declares it’s better than life itself?
Lovingkindness is a unique term. I’ve never heard friends say to one another, “You have so much lovingkindness.”Continue reading “Better than Life”
My steaming mug of London Fog reminds me of how murky today feels.
In the valley, the skies are smoky from wildfires miles away; I can’t see the nearby mountains.Continue reading “Murk and Hope”
Plunging into a gold mine and scaling Pikes Peak — were just two of the adventures at our family reunion in Colorado two years ago. My uncle booked the same camp for our 2020 reunion because we loved the area so much.
But I only had to read a handful of missionary prayer letters to know 2020 plans were seismically shifting to the ends of the earth. So it wasn’t a huge shock when our camp location had to change last minute.
The reunion was moved to … “no place like home” … Kansas.Continue reading “Vacation In Kansas?”
Amazing Grace … again? I used to not even want to play this hymn on the piano because I felt the lyrics oversung and the tune stuffy.
Eventually it became a favorite when I grew to understand the heart of the words:
Was Grace that taught my heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieved
I had no idea my childhood fears would make grace more than just a song title.Continue reading “Grace Isn’t Going Anywhere”