Camping on Goodness; Praising Before Breakthrough

Where has God led you this past week? He led me to sit with an old friend. Separated by different seasons of life, we hadn’t visited for too long. I stopped to say hi and thought I’d only be a minute. Instead I was at least an hour, sitting in her living room, taking time […]

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Armor Up, Ephesians 6:10-20

I once had a dream about a whole bunch of foam bullet balls all huddled inside a sheep pen. I heard the Lord say that some Christians need to “armor up.” It was a strange image to see these little bullets, penned like sheep, but my sons have a set of these air guns, and […]

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Have You Seen My Child? Lost and Found

I was preparing to head out the door. It was time to meet the co-op truck across town. They only come once a month and my order was pre-paid. I looked around the children in the living room. “Where’s Melody?” I asked my daughter Ella. At 15, Ella is often the one to swing our […]

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God’s Pattern for Parenting; Ephesians 6:1-4

I think of cutting sugar cookies. “See,” I tell my kids, “this is how. Copy me. Roll the dough like this. Just use some firm pressure to cut through the dough, and then scoop the shapes onto the pan.” I try not to make more work than necessary. I cut the cookies close to each […]

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