Where Will We Seat Jesus This Christmas?

Where Will We Seat Jesus This Christmas?

I ran my hand along the brittle packaging tape, making sure the dusty box wouldn’t fall apart in my arms. Just another December duty–or so I thought. As I stashed my package in the passenger seat, I rubbed my hands together, trying to find feeling in my chilled...
Life in the Waiting Room

Life in the Waiting Room

Replace the “I’ll Be Happy When” Mindset with the Joy of Here and Now “The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.” Psalm 103:8 NIV When you are experiencing a season of unknowns, do you feel like everything has to be resolved before you...
When an Ending is Just the Beginning

When an Ending is Just the Beginning

He makes winds his messengers, …flames of fire his servants. Psalm 104:4 (NIV)   The hand-written sign, “Pick Your Own,” hung on the tired wooden fence surrounding the field of gladioli dancing in the soft Scottish breeze. As we opened the creaky...
Let Your Faith Take Flight

Let Your Faith Take Flight

Life threatens to make us weary.  Endless deadlines, responsibilities, and to-do lists overwhelm us. We long for a way to escape when we feel we can no longer endure. The words, you should,and I need become heavy weights of expectation. It is impossible to rise above...
Three Ways I Lose Sight of God and His Response

Three Ways I Lose Sight of God and His Response

I stood with my toes hanging over the edge of the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa, experiencing the thrill of a seven-hundred-foot drop. Michael encircled my waist with his arm and whispered “Look up.” I wasn’t supposed to look down at my trembling knees. He wanted...