Losing our First Baby, Moriah

I sobbed uncontrollably as I sat in the car next to my husband.  Something was wrong.  I knew in my heart that something was wrong. A week ago, we had unexpectedly discovered I was pregnant.  We were ecstatic, and immediately began planning the pragmatics and logistics.  How was the budget …

In His Image-Genesis 2:4-25

“Now the man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.” -Genesis 2:25 God speaks, and there is light.  It is good. God speaks, and there is water and an atmosphere.  It is good. God speaks, and there is plants spring up.  It is good. God speaks, …

Modeling, God-Style-Genesis 2:1-4

“And God blessed the third day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.”  (Genesis 2:3) I think I am a little more prone to not taking time to rest than your average bear.  It’s not that I’m more productive; …

Genesis 1-It was Good!

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters.  And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.” -Genesis 1:1-2 (NLT) Close your eyes.  Imagine, well, nothing.  Our minds cannot really comprehend the …

Determining Direction-A Bigger Picture

When the Syrian refugee crisis became a hot topic in American culture, I became infuriated with the response of followers of Jesus.  A hole in our understanding of the Gospel and missions became unavoidable as fear gripped our nation and hardened our hearts towards people who do not know Jesus. …

Determining Direction-A Solid Foundation

A song sung by slaves tells them to follow the drinking  gourd.  (To hear the song, click here: The Drinking Gourd.)  The Drinking Gourd is the name they used for the constellation commonly known as the Big Dipper.  It was sung to tell slaves which direction to go when they fled: …

Determining Direction-An Invitation

When I was in elementary school, one of the girls started a club.  She invited every girl in my class to join…except me.  I was heartbroken, and longed for an invitation.  As big tears rolled down my cheeks, I felt unloved and unworthy.  In those moments, another voice, Jesus can …