Yesterday our family took an exotic trip. Well, sort of. We went to the zoo, where we saw some very exotic animals. It rained a little during our drive in, but the light drizzle cleared up before we left the parking lot. The sun came out a few hours later and bathed the animals and their habitats … Continue reading Being Still in the Storm
Failure...not much of a Thanksgiving theme.
By Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Have you ever experienced a natural disaster? I’ve been through several – two earthquakes while living in California, a hurricane during my teen years in Hawaii, even a fire in the valley directly behind our home. Oh, and a predicted tsunami (though it was quite anti-climactic when it rolled in at … Continue reading God of the Storm
Did we take a wrong turn somewhere, God? This path we’re on is bumpier than I expected. I’m not seeing many "green pastures" or much "still water." It’s certainly not glamorous. I was kind of hoping for something more exciting, less mundane. I know You lead down “paths of righteousness,” but isn’t there a less … Continue reading Did We Take a Wrong Turn?
It came out of nowhere, that unidentified flying creature.
My dear fellow Jesus-lover... be encouraged!
Does the day ahead ever look daunting? Do you see it looming mountainous in front of you, and just want to pull the covers back over your head? Sometimes I'm just tired. Other times, the memories of yesterday shake any courage I might have had for today. Still other mornings, I know that today holds … Continue reading When the Day Looks Daunting
I "played hookie" on Sunday. Oh, I went to church. I dropped my family off and then sat in the parking lot during Sunday School. I just couldn't bring myself to go in. My heart was in turmoil. I was upset about how the morning was going. Actually, I was upset about how life is … Continue reading I Shouldn’t Feel This Way
Do you ever feel like a plastic cup in a garbage truck? You know, those days when the pressures and demands of daily life are so overwhelming you feel like you will be crushed by them? Like you just want to run away? Or go back to bed and then try to start the day … Continue reading Plastic Cup in a Garbage Truck
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" Ps 46:1. What comes to mind when you hear the word refuge? I think of a photograph I've seen of a lighthouse at the end of a pier. Waves are crashing around the structure, nearly engulfing it. But the lighthouse stands firm. The … Continue reading When You Need Refuge