Tag: faith

Letting Go

My pastor told the story of a man falling off a cliff and grabbing a branch. As he held on for dear life, the man cried out to God, and God said, “Trust me. Let go.” I’m not sure how the story turned out,… Continue Reading “Letting Go”

thank-full

Most years I gather twigs from the yard and place them in a vase with scattered paper leaves for writing things I’m thankful for. This is the season I practice thanksgiving but it is more than just a season, it’s a discpline. A few… Continue Reading “thank-full”

Morning Star

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”–Revelation 22:16 This name for Jesus stumps me. I sit and wait and wonder. What does it mean? I turn… Continue Reading “Morning Star”

Lord

It’s early. Like before the rooster crows early. I did’t plan it nor set an alarm because it’s Saturday, and this is the day I like to sleep a bit later. It seems the men around here have other plans. Before the clock numbers… Continue Reading “Lord”

The Way

Almost every morning of quarantine I awake singing, “… Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the Darkness. My God, that is who you are.” As we take baby steps to move out into the world again, it surprises me how quickly I… Continue Reading “The Way”

Prince of Peace

Jesus, Prince of Peace. It’s hard to find peace these days. Most mornings I have to ask myself what day it is. I think about how to get the things I need and consider if I really NEED them or not. Some moments are… Continue Reading “Prince of Peace”

Alpha and Omega

Less than two weeks to go. The end of Lent is in sight, and Easter waits just around the corner. Only today marks the beginning of a new month and thirty more days of this virus war.  I wake up wishing this was some… Continue Reading “Alpha and Omega”

Man of Sorrows

Life looks different around here, and I wake up feeling out of sorts most mornings. Still, Lent marches on day by day, and so do I. Only I’m not going to work as usual, instead I rise early to teach my high school-aged son… Continue Reading “Man of Sorrows”

Glory of the Lord

This uncertain time ramps up my wrestling. I move from trusting God to anxious thoughts of what’s to come. I think about my oldest working in the medical field. The neighbor’s family in California. I wonder if the small business I co-own will survive.… Continue Reading “Glory of the Lord”

The Vine

I have the wonderful privilege to lead a group of young adults in Sunday school. You might say I’m their teacher, but each week I learn more from them than they learn from me. We are a diverse little bunch with much to share… Continue Reading “The Vine”