Magnificent obsession or just quirky attraction?

My quirky attraction to numbers would be one thing if I was an accountant, a math teacher, or even a bookie . . . but I’m not. I may have taken advanced math in school and done well, but as former students would probably attest, I really stunk at actually teaching math.

Who’s Blessed More by Repurposed for Giving?

And this mama was so proud to see her son in action at a market, and how every single visitor at his booth left smiling (and typically with a purchase). It made me wonder who’s more blessed when their lives are  repurposed for giving.

The Power of Perspective: Glorious or Gut-Wrenching

The Bible is rich with God’s promises to His children. They may seem flattened out and nearly unrecognizable at times. There might be times when it’s easier to hurry past promises God has laid out for us on our way to where we want to go. Maybe we’re afraid to look closely because we’re not sure what we’ll see, afraid they may include gut-wrenching decisions.

What Price Can Humiliation Pay?

Have you ever been embarassed, Dear Reader, bullied, humiliated, abused? The Son of God chose to step down from, lay aside His glory and authority in order to accept the humiliation of sin, once and for all.

Is the price of heaven bondage?

Ropes, chains . . . many things have the power to bind us. Lack of resources, imposed biases, cultural norms. They can restrain us from going where we long to go just as easily as they can force us to go where we don’t wish to.

What if you can’t see spring?

Many miles and years removed from my southern youth hasn’t dimmed how I still see spring. I see Mama starting to hang clothes on the line outdoors . . . Sunday dinners on concrete tables in the church yard, and I can close my eyes to imagine the scratch and rustle of crinoline under a new Easter dress Mama made just for me.

Buddy’s Faith in the Storm

That day’s ice storm stopped mail delivery in our city and quickly became a perfect storm of desperation. It also became a testament of Buddy’s faith in the storm.

Harvesting Psalms: We Are Family

I’m so sorry she had so much pain so early in life, but I will always be thankful that she taught me just how precious “family” is, whatever it looks like.

My New Glasses

A couple of years ago I had cataract surgery. It was great! After wearing glasses all the time since third grade, I loved being lens free most of the time. Because of a surgery timing fluke, I could now see well far away, and the computer screen, one eye for each. I did have to …

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Road to the Cross: Come!

Dear Reader, thank you for joining me on the road to the cross. My heart leaps to share the old, old story that remains new. Please accept my humble accounting of the treacherous path Jesus and His followers took to the cross, and gloriously beyond. ***********************************************************I saw Him. I touched the nail holes in His hands, …

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Road to the Cross: Game On!

​Dear Reader, thank you for joining me on the road to the cross. My heart leaps to share the old, old story that remains new. Please accept my humble accounting of the treacherous path Jesus and His followers took to the cross, and gloriously beyond. (Road to the Cross will continue during our visits this Lenten …

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