In The Beginning…There Was Purpose

In The Beginning…There Was Purpose

Read Genesis 1:26-2:3 Think about the most beautiful thing you have encountered recently—your children laughing, an exquisite piece of artwork, a breathtaking sunrise, a song that moves you to tears. It is difficult to think about beauty without considering purpose....

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you and yours! Thanks for reading the blog in 2018, and for choosing to walk alongside me in learning what it means to “live richly.” There will be a few changes to the blog in the coming year. Check back next week to see what they will...
Practicing Love

Practicing Love

Scripture: Isaiah 61: 1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the...
Leaning in to Joy

Leaning in to Joy

Scripture: Luke 1:39-45 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled...
Experiencing Peace

Experiencing Peace

Scripture: Micah 4 and 5, select verses In the days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains…they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against...
Trusting in Hope

Trusting in Hope

Jeremiah 33:14-16: The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and...
Preparing for Christmas…More than Shopping

Preparing for Christmas…More than Shopping

The holiday season seems to have digressed into a time of shopping, taking pictures at the mall, and spending way more money than many people have! This is not unique to the Christian faith, but to most of the United States and Canada, regardless of religious belief....
Adopted

Adopted

Last week, two of our closest friends adopted a little girl. They have been blogging about their experience of adoption with great authenticity from the highs to the lows, and everything in between. It has been fun to watched their family form with a new member added...
All in Time

All in Time

All in Time I once heard a joke that went something like this… “A man was taking it easy, lying on the grass and looking up at the clouds.  He was identifying shapes when he decided to talk to God.  “God,” he said, “how long is a million years?” God answered, “In my...