Attention

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17)             Old trees fascinate. After enduring seasons of brutal weather that battered them relentlessly, they stand at attention like proud […]

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Taking

“He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist.” John 13:4 For thirty-three years Jesus had practiced laying aside everything in order to make “himself nothing” and fulfill his calling as Savior. On his final night with his favorite people it was fitting that he would continue the process. The […]

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Beyond Bountiful

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” (2 Corinthians 9:6) In all likelihood, nothing fits in a fist closed tight. A clenched hand, fingers turned inward with nails pressed into palm will never hold a thing, will never be on the receiving side. […]

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Makes The Way

“Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.” (Psalm 139:6) On certain extraordinary days, previously overlooked details captivate and calls me to worship: the first sip of a perfectly brewed cup of coffee; the sight of clay pots brimming with pinkish-­purple impatience; birds splashing in a patio puddle like […]

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Come And Go

“For one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15b) His miniature hands were perfectly empty when he emerged into our world. Our grandson Liam drew his first breath this week, showed us his beautiful face and form, and captured our hearts the moment we saw him cocooned in the safety […]

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