Abundance

Abundance

A few years back, I surprised Nate with tickets to Handel’s Messiah, but the gift ended up being mine. For two hours I sat fixed on the musicians whose unique expression of personality, diligence, and passion was fused into something that made me worship the One...

“I Think God Still Speaks”

“Babe, I think God still speaks” I heard on the other end of the line. I still remember where I was, nestled underneath our down comforter in the 1940s “cabin” that was our first home. As we were doing renovations on this rental (in exchange...

2011: A Year to Learn the Lines on His Face

This fall has given me new eyes for hope and, really, how much my life and perspective has lacked the hope of Jesus. I’ve held onto my glass half-empty far too long. As I’ve been asking God His vision for my 2011, I naturally assumed the answer would be...

This Is My Beloved (Free-Skating)

I never would have guessed that my manual for life, my handbook on God, would be tucked away in the Old Testament, in a little book I once thought was just a poetic love story between a man and a woman. Years later, the most worn pages of my bible are that 8-chapter...

Unexpected Majesty (Free Skating)

One of my favorite things to do is read poetry to my children. There are some beautifully whimsical childrens poetry books out there … that seem to be just at my level :). I love words. Phrases — word pictures — artfully constructed, even better....

To Know Him as Father

“Can we ask God to tell Papa, ‘Happy Birthday’?” Eden said when I told her that today was my dad’s birthday. The “Papa” she met twice before he died, carries an association to her as one who is close to God. His death, and...
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