• His hand beneath my chin

    May 3, 2020 by

    It dawned on me that this is how God parents us; he uses his tools to make good and beautiful things, but the tools are often loud and scary sounding. But he never chides us for being afraid—he understands that we are, one of the reasons that the encouragement “do not be afraid” is one of the most common in scripture. He tells us that there is nothing to fear, that he is in control, yet he also holds us securely until we actually believe that it’s true. Read more His hand beneath my chin

  • Clearing Space for what looks like Death

    April 10, 2020 by

    As I write this, it’s the “Time of Corona”— a season of global fear and pandemic, and my words have gotten jammed in my throat. The chaos of the present moment keeps getting to me, no matter how I feel I have my feet securely under me one moment, the next I hear something else—another… Read more

  • A Prayer for those who are Afraid

    March 13, 2020 by

    Lord Jesus, We know that you know the beginning from the end. There is no disaster, no tragedy, no viral pandemic that escapes your notice or is a surprise to your kind and sovereign gaze. You know how our hearts are fearful God; of the unknown. Of loss. Of lack. Of death. You know the… Read more

  • This One is for the Weary

    January 2, 2020 by

    My own well has run dry; if you could call it a “well” . It’s easy enough to see now that my own source of water in the wilderness is a muddy hole compared to the sweet stream of the Holy Spirit’s power in the land. And now I am turning again from my own power, and drinking deeply again of His. I think this is what they call repentance. Read more This One is for the Weary

  • What could ruin the coming of Christ

    December 17, 2019 by

    This is a repost of something I wrote last Christmas. Last December was the hardest month yet with our daughter and her health; but the gems of truth I learned during that time have carried me through the various sorrows I am carrying into Christmas this year too. I hope this blesses you to read… Read more

  • Out of the rock

    November 21, 2019 by

    Provision can come from the strangest places. Or maybe strange isn’t the right word: maybe more like, “unexpected.” When you are walking through the desert; through a wilderness season, and you look around for water and there isn’t any to be found, it can be so life sapping. When there isn’t any water in sight,… Read more

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