Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. – 1 Corinthians 13:7
My husband came home from work one day and mentioned he had to go to my birthplace, Washington, D.C., on business for three days. Would I like to take the opportunity to go see my dad an hour outside town?
I had prayed for a chance (more…)
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. – 1 John 3:1
I did not grow up with my father. In fact, I didn’t see him from the time I was 2 until I was 23. It was an awkward reunion.
We met on neutral ground in my (more…)
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31
I wake up just before the alarm goes off, and I decide it’s futile to fight, so I launch into a quick prayer time before my feet hit the ground, knowing they’ll hit the ground running. It’s a true winter’s morning (more…)
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. – Romans 12:15
In the past week, we’ve learned of several families who have experienced sudden loss. No one welcomes grief in any season, but it’s especially unwelcome in the holiday season. And it’s not just the very recent losses that sting; it’s the losses of those who have long been (more…)
These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. – Deuteronomy 6:6-7
The fact that I grew up without a real sense of family has shaped me (more…)