Category: Faith in Families

God: Our Refuge and Strength

I have to admit I am distressed as I read the daily reports of increased fires, floods, earthquakes, long extinct volcanoes coming to life, and the toxicity of our air quality.  Along with these natural disasters is the instability of…

Redeemer!

When I was a kid, we had what I always called the ‘piano man’ ~ a music box of a man with a mustache playing “The Entertainer”.  Holding the music box in my hands and watching the mechanism play those…

New Creations in Christ

Psalm 51:1 & 17 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions… The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart. Watching people publicly…

Luminaries

Cousins make forts of two-by-fours, unconstructed sanctuary our playground, serve acorn-crust mud pies on blue stained-glass, jump rope to the beat of our fathers’ hammers ~ percussion the sound of church rising ground-up, clouds for a steeple. Cornerstone planted in…

A Servant’s Heart

Some time ago I had a conversation with a professed Christian woman who had gone through a difficult divorce, and was struggling to understand what went wrong.  She posed some interesting questions: “How do we serve others constantly without becoming…