Finding Joy in the Clouds
A few months ago, I made a startling discovery.
In Scripture, clouds are associated with the very presence of God.
Before my surprising insight, my view of clouds had been entirely negative. I’d never liked cloudy days, especially when they…Continue Reading
Soul Food for Mom
Is it normal to wander into the kitchen and open the refrigerator multiple times while you are standing there? (I’m asking for a friend.)
It’s a mindless, yet hopeful habit. Who knows? Maybe something new to eat will appear when…Continue Reading
Don’t Give Up on Don
When Waiting Doesn’t Work
Fifty-one years ago this spring, thirty-four-year-old Martin Luther King, Jr. sat in a Birmingham jail cell, technically because he had been “parading without a permit.” But that was a sham. Everyone knew it. He was in jail because he had…Continue Reading
The Long Arc of Real Love
Packed away in the laundry room of my basement, off the beaten paths of normal household traffic, smashed together with the dried-up ladybugs and an occasional spider, are twenty garbage bags filled with toys.
They belong to our kids.
Confessions of a Grown-Up Momma’s Boy
Mothers are mind-blowing people if you stop to look at them.
In their body, they can carry, feed, protect, and eventually deliver a child — a human being, like you or me. They often set aside personal gifts and aspirations…Continue Reading
Preparing to Worship in Attending a Wedding
It’s the beginning of the wedding season, which for many of us will mean multiple opportunities to witness afresh the symbolic representation of Christ’s covenant with his church.
Of course, this is especially the case at a Christian wedding, but…Continue Reading
Hope for the Despairing Heart
The gospel saved me.
“That’s elementary,” you might be thinking. Yes, the gospel, the truths of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection, appropriated by faith, have saved me for all eternity. But that’s not the salvation about which I am thinking.
Why We Educate Our Girls
On April 14, 2014, the terrorist Islamist group called Boko Haram kidnapped over 270 girls, most between ages 16 and 18, from the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in northeast Nigeria.
Boko Haram means “Western education is sinful.” Part of…Continue Reading