The Violence of Restoration

Restoration sounds so peaceful and tranquil. It's what we hope, seek, and pray for. Restoration is good and we should want it. It is an important aspect to our walk as Christians and it comes in many forms. We desire to be restored to God, to be restored to our families, to be restored in... Continue Reading →

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Splinters

The other day, I was moving firewood from the backyard to our patio so we would have some dry firewood for this chilly weekend. As I was moving, of course I got a splinter in my thumb immediately. It was just a small piece sticking out and, after a couple of patient minutes, I pulled... Continue Reading →

Light

 "I suppose that, the nearer we get to heaven, the more conscious we shall be of our imperfections.  The more light we get, the more we discover our own darkness.  That which is scarcely accounted sin by some men, will be a grievous defilement to a tender conscience.  It is not that we are greater... Continue Reading →

Peace Like a River

Have you ever looked at a river? I mean really looked at one…its nature, its flow, its changeability yet still remaining the same?  Rivers overflow, meander peacefully, rush down in white water rapids, pool deeply, wear mighty boulders down to pebbles, while gently feeding tremendous trees, providing a wonderfully nourishing environment for plants and wildlife.... Continue Reading →

Birds of Pray!

In 1976 I found myself stationed at RAF Bentwaters Air Force Base in the U.K. On this particular day I was working at the end of the runway where we were checking our fighter jets for one last time before takeoff.The base was close to the English Channel so seagulls were an ever present reality, as was the threat they... Continue Reading →

Lost

Change.  It used to be that I was not only unafraid of change, but energized by it!  All I could envision were new possibilities and the creative energy with which I could meet the emerging challenges.  At this moment, I’m in the midst of the most perplexing transformations of my life. This time, it feels... Continue Reading →

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