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The Peace of God

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:7 (ESV) In the year 2020, it is almost a cliché to say that we are living in troubled times. This year has been a remarkable year of challenges, trials, and transitions. In the midst … Continue reading The Peace of God

The Extraordinary Ordinary: Thoughts on Luke 5:1-11

The Lord has an astounding ability to turn every day, ordinary circumstances into extraordinary moments. We expect God to work mightily in the unique, special, and critical moments of life – weddings, funerals, births, graduation ceremonies, illnesses, family crises (and sometimes combinations of these) just to name a few. However, it sometimes feels hard to … Continue reading The Extraordinary Ordinary: Thoughts on Luke 5:1-11

Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Like many special days, national holidays, and periods of celebration, Mother’s Day has an interesting history. The movement to establish a day to recognize and celebrate the impact and influence of mothers in the United States began in the late 19th century as a result of the work of two women: Ann Reeves Jarvis and … Continue reading Thoughts on Mother’s Day

The Last Things

What would you do if you knew the future? This is a deeply stirring question, and one that most people have pondered at some point. I have often spent time wondering – and I’m sorry to say, worrying – about what will happen in the future. Next month, next week, tomorrow, later today….there’s so much … Continue reading The Last Things

Introduction

First, let me say that I am relatively new to the world of blogging. I have blogged before, but don’t have a lot of experience with it. The purpose of this one is simply to share thoughts and stories which I have experienced in the hopes that it might encourage someone else. The name for … Continue reading Introduction