I’m not sure why we get so hard on children for begging. After all, isn’t that what Jesus promotes in that little story about the friend begging for bread at midnight? Does this difference lie in the motive and manner of begging? such as, selfish whining vs. pleading for a blessing for someone else? JamesContinue reading “Persistence”

Good Gifts

My daughter wants an umbrella. Why or where she got this idea of needing one, I have no idea, but for a couple months now she’s had it in her head that we need to go to the store and buy her a little umbrella. I guess I wasn’t seeing the need so clearly, forContinue reading “Good Gifts”


1. A quiet, inactive space – This blog has been a place of zero activity (on my part at least) for… how long? And that’s okay, I tell myself. This particular space hasn’t been given much priority the last while because I’ve been living in other spaces. But… I’m happy to be back, here. 2.Continue reading “Spaces”

No Giving Up

Before a single rooster crows, you will deny and disown me three times. (Jesus, Matthew 26:75) Peter did; he blatantly denied Jesus in His darkest hour, yet went on to become a church builder and Bible writer. I am conscious of my transgressions… my sin is ever before me. Against You, You only, have IContinue reading “No Giving Up”


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”

Overheard at Mt. Sinai

God and Moses are having a little face to face conversation: Moses: If I have found grace in thy sight, show me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. God: My presence shall go with thee, and IContinue reading “Overheard at Mt. Sinai”

To-Do List

“What are you planning to do today?” my Ben asked me over breakfast. “Oh, I don’t know. Just staying home… there’s a bunch of laundry and I guess I have that blood donation appointment this afternoon, however that works out.” Fact #1: I haven’t written anything on my to-do list yet for today. Fact #2:Continue reading “To-Do List”

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”