I was drinking poison without realizing what I was doing. I remember the bright red gas can in my grandfather’s garage that had a small skull and cross bones with the letters D A N G E R written in white towards the bottom of the aluminum container. Several adults had taken my hand and walked me over to the can, insisting that I look at the skull and cross bones. “NEVER pick … [Read more...] about Three Signs You Are Drinking This Poison (and how to save yourself)
You and I have been the victims of the (almost) perfect crime. This morning I was reminded of this fact that we rarely realize as I drove one of my three teenagers to another town. Some of the best conversations happen unplanned while driving together. I am often surprised at what I can learn when we are inside those four doors on wheels with the road stretching out before … [Read more...] about The (Almost) Perfect Crime
I hope you will join me for two minutes as we look at what God teaches us when all seems dark around us. This was a profound truth that I believe we all must wrestle with as we try to obey the Lord and forgive those who have hurt us deeply. To order the workbook, click here. I hope you will join me for two minutes as we look at what … [Read more...] about Lessons in the Dark
One of my favorite childhood books was The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis. It is a book that transcends age in its layers of depth. I loved the book with a child's understanding. I am enriched as an adult reading it to my own children. After nearly a year of unemployment (that has thankfully ended), I thought I knew who God was. I thought my formula of obedience plus … [Read more...] about Is He Safe?
Some days I forget...I was made for another world. The reason I don't fit in some places and some circles is because I am a stranger, an alien here.I belong to a kingdom not of this world, invisible, but the only true kingdom there is. This world will never be my home.Homesickness is a good thing.Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: … [Read more...] about Made For Another World
"Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light." Micah 7:8 (NIV) My dad made history come alive for his children. The summer before we left for Congo, he and my mom took us to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I was ten years old, Nicol was eight, and Todd was five. What could have been a very boring day turned out to be … [Read more...] about Hand-to-Hand Combat