Unstable

My baby is not on her feet yet, but already she knows instability. On hands and knees. Rock, rock, rock. Slide a knee. Lift a hand. Oomph – bellyflop. Up again. Pitch forward. Faceplant. Waaaaaa…. But whether it’s learning how to crawl or walk, or simply how to keep from falling, we’ve all been there…Continue reading “Unstable”

Mercy Extended

For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him. John 3:17 AMP I usually accept this verse as a recipient: “Thank You, God, for offeringContinue reading “Mercy Extended”

Of Panic and Promises

Is the world falling apart? Absolutely. Is your personal world falling apart? Possibly. How does that make you feel? Panicked? Depressed? Longing for normality and rest and blissful innocence and joy and… and… ? I know. Me too. But as I scanned a few Psalms this morning, there they were – God’s incredible promises. LikeContinue reading “Of Panic and Promises”

Anything But Simple

But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will beContinue reading “Anything But Simple”

A Day Redeemed

I wrote this sometime last summer. After a recent reminder that I was still holding on to this unpublished piece, I thought I’d post it here. Her day was flat-out crazy. The madness had started early, as early as midnight actually, when the baby refused to sleep for more than an hour at a time…Continue reading “A Day Redeemed”