Billy Graham is 99

My husband can do a mean Billy Graham impersonation.  His voice drops an octave, his eyes start to twinkle, and in his best Southern accent, he implores, "Come on down, just come as you are.  Come on down."  Billy, as you've probably heard, hit 99 today -- 99 years on planet Earth.  The man was... Continue Reading →

Eternal Perspective Excerpt

From Thirty Thousand Days! "We are very, very small. Consider for a moment that there are over 100 billion stars in the Milky Way alone, and that the Milky Way is only one of billions of galaxies. Try to fathom for a moment the unfathomable distance between each of these perpetually exploding balls of gas... Continue Reading →

Life is Vapor, Week 12

We wrapped it up last night, our study of Ecclesiastes.  The Preacher has taken us one by one down a maze of dead-end roads, pushing us past our pat answers.  As Derek Kidner says, "The searching questions he has asked are those that life itself puts to us, if we will only listen.  He can... Continue Reading →

When you want to trade Little for Big.

They are still small, mini-people, with that baby fine hair and the imperfect use of pronouns.  But every single one already has strong opinions, big plans.  "Mine," says one. "I want purple."  She snatches a block, fierce and determined.  Her tower is prodigious (maybe six inches tall).  She guards it with a look that means trouble... Continue Reading →

Glory in the Grilled Cheese

What's a good career path for a girl who just wants to change the world?  Stay at home mom, right?  Wait... I’m a person who feels strongly what Courtney Reissig calls the “pull of the spectacular.”  I want my short life to count.  I want to do eternal things with the days I’ve been given.  I... Continue Reading →

Startled

Sometimes Facebook juxtaposes just the right pair of posts, just the right images to startle me awake, to catch a new glimpse of truth.  Today I saw a such a pair. Post #1, a video:  colorblind people see color for the first time with innovative new glasses.  Now, I’m going to let you roll that... Continue Reading →

Election Year Exiles

So Michael (my husband) is a council member over at GCL, and they've invited me to write for their blog time to time.  This month the focus is politics, so (PoliSci geek here), I was happy to oblige.   When we read the New Testament in present day America, it is always with a degree... Continue Reading →

Under the Sea

We're all up to our necks in it: deadlines, bills, school supplies, car repairs, health concerns, the neighbor's noisy music, that stinky something in the refrigerator that's gone bad and can't be located.  And when we're personally standing firm and holding fast, others around us are drowning.  Look to your right and left at the... Continue Reading →

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