Grief is like a long hike to the foot of a waterfall. It’s the toughest, most personal journey, and must be done alone.Read more
You asked us to be the body of Christ.
His hands, his feet, his arms, and his eyes.
You asked us to open our doors and our minds
To the hurt and rejected, so You they might find.
You warned they might hate us, but said to choose love
And promised to fill us with more than enough.
No one loved a good meet-up more than Jesus. Just the right person at just the right time. It was a never by accident, and sometimes required him to stray from his typical path toRead more
For better or worse –
Make that better AND worse, because it happens simultaneously.Read more
Before armored vehicles took over, trench warfare was the ultimate way to fight such a battle. Trenches offered the ability to stay together, to come up with a plan of action before moving forward as a team.Read more
Jesus had a knack for asking the obvious. “Do you want to get well?”- to the lame man at the pool of Bethesda who’d suffered for 38 years. (John 5:6) “How many baskets of foodRead more
The view from my computer screen, my window to the world, is disheartening. Social media has become a place of constant turmoil and bickering, any opposing view on any topic is labeled as idiotic. AssumptionsRead more
by Janet Morris Grimes It slowed to a stop in front of us, parking in our usual spot beside the mailbox. I couldn’t breathe. My daughters sobbed in each other’s arms in the back seat.Read more
Dear America, We are the kid brother of all nations. The one who learned from the mistakes of others and chose to do things differently. A wild experiment, at best. An unbelievably successful experiment. ItRead more
Please know that God has a plan for your life, and when it comes down to it, His is the only one that works. With every opportunity you face, decide whether it pulls you closer to Him or further away. Cling to what is permanent; to those who’ve been here from the start.Read more