The second week of December always seems to arrive with a flurry of activity. The departure of Thanksgiving and the two or three weeks anticipating Christmas clips forward at a rapid pace. Programs are sung and danced, Christmas trees are lighted, presents are purchased and children eagerly count … [Read more...] about Of Messes and Miracles
Growing up on the coastal beaches of Oregon, I was often treated to spectacular storm watching. It wasn't unusual for my dad to pile my siblings and I in the car and head out to the ocean beaches for an afternoon of surf watching. Beaches can be gorgeous and calm or fierce and violent. It is … [Read more...] about The Rock of….
The days after the resurrection must have been ones of intense excitement and hope. The disciples were forever changed and in many ways had "grown up" so to speak in their faith. They had been witnesses of one of the most horrific acts on another human. Not only had they lived to tell about it, … [Read more...] about Lay it Down
My family has been enjoying a much needed Spring Vacation this past week. We have had a lot of laughs, a lot of sleep, and a lot of fresh air. We have had the luxury of taking a couple of fun day trips. One of the things I love about the Pacific Northwest is the beautiful way spring looks. … [Read more...] about To Gaze
Life can get sticky, especially if you are closely involved with other people. So basically, all the time. It is amazing how a good God can take one, two,...ten, individuals with unique backgrounds, personalities, interests and quirks and have them work together. No one can orchestrate or do that … [Read more...] about Others
I was reading through verses in Joshua the other morning, when the following passage made me stop. When Joshua was near Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us, … [Read more...] about Holy Ground