We Are Dust

Walking barefoot on the hard crust of our backyard, dusty dirt coated my two bare feet. All along the fence were crevices in the earth – dry cracks two inches wide and two feet deep. The ground is thirsty. Have you ever been thirsty or dusty? Just as a father...

ShineXV Women’s Conference Recap

This conference has been an important part of my life. Shine 2004 was the catalyst for major change. It woke me up out of my sleep-walking existence and planted courage in my heart. I know I’m not the only one. The other day I heard someone say they count the years of...

The Anger Scared Me

  Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out brought emotions to life  – Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear and pictured above, Anger. This little movie  provided a wonderful reference for the jumble of emotions we faced  this summer as we took our oldest son to college. Sadness...

The Veil Was Torn

“What just happened?” Don’t you suppose that was the question racing through the minds of Adam and Eve that fateful day in the garden? In God’s beautiful garden, the home he created for them to enjoy, mankind surrendered to sin, to MY will and MY way. For the first...

Scrabble Saves Christmas

A mother’s work is never done, especially this time of year. Sometimes, the fun things we do for our families feel like unpaid overtime on top of a 40 hour week, or am I the only one who feels that way? I made Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday while the boys...