changing season

Steady in the Storm

 A New Season The leaves on the Japanese Maple outside my office twitched under the falling raindrops. I pulled on a sweatshirt and peered through the mini-blinds. It sure doesn’t look like May, I thought. A thick grey veil lay across the sky threatening a full day of rain. I didn’t mind. No rush for summer to arrive. Summer meant change. …

follow dream

Discover Your Dream Pt 2: Get Going

  Last week we took the first steps to discover our dreams by considering them from God’s perspective. Did you get a chance to answer the brief questions to help uncover some clues to God’s dream for you? If not, click here and scroll down, the questions are towards the end of the post. Then prepare to discover your dream and get going! 🙂 “All our dreams …

parenting by faith

Parenting by Faith: Adolescents

  I recently stumbled on this piece and wanted to share it with you to encourage you to anchor in God’s Word and heart in your own parenting. Enjoy!   Lord, please tell me what to do!  The helpless plea swirled around the room as I knelt by the bed, the door closed and locked, my mind reeling from a brief but …

follow dream

Discover Your Dream, Pt 1: Get Deep

To discover your dream, you have to get deep. If you are anything like the rest of us, you’ve probably ingested a lot of “dream” chasing content. “Follow your dreams.” “Dream big.” But perhaps pursuing your dreams and “your passion” has yielded more doubt than satisfaction. It has for me, too and here’s why: God’s Divine Design I’m passionate about music, and in my dreams …

hope: finding mercy in judgment

Finding Mercy in The Face of Judgment

Hope Lives I love the book of Revelation, but it gets heavy, doesn’t it? Like birth pains, God’s judgment rolls in waves, contraction after contraction. Yet if we look closely, the heartbeat of hope still lives even among the boils and blood and fire. See if you can find it: “. . . they refused to repent . . .” Did you catch that? That implies God …