Anticipating a Glorious New Season

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? – 2 Peter… Continue reading Anticipating a Glorious New Season

This Sliver of Eternity

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, for the hope which is laid up… Continue reading This Sliver of Eternity

Mercy and Truth, Carrots and Peas

Last week in my children’s church class, a fellow teacher shared the concept of mercy and truth with the kids. Did you know that mercy and truth are paired more than fifteen times in Scripture, and that mercy is always first? Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. – Psalm 85:10 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee:… Continue reading Mercy and Truth, Carrots and Peas

God Doesn’t Send People to Hell…Does He?

When I worked full-time at the local newspaper years ago, several fellow employees enjoyed posing what they considered difficult questions about my faith.   A popular one was, why don’t you drink? Or, how can you have any fun without drinking? That one was easy enough to answer. I didn’t make any converts – the… Continue reading God Doesn’t Send People to Hell…Does He?

Nightly Prayers

You all were so kind regarding my poem, "The Gardener," that I thought I'd share another recent piece. I hope you'll enjoy, and please feel free to share your thoughts and critiques in the comments. Nightly Prayers Kneeling by her window at night Peering upward She prays Sky so high above her Starrier the longer… Continue reading Nightly Prayers

Joy after the Performance

Last weekend, my daughter was privileged to perform in the Nutcracker with the Moscow Ballet, which came to a city near us. What a perfect way to begin our holiday season! My family and I were transfixed at the spectacle of the dancers swirling about in jewel-toned Victorian costumes; the "growing" Christmas tree; the transformation… Continue reading Joy after the Performance

What’s in Your Heart?

Every week, my kids memorize a Scripture passage having to with the Bible topic we are studying. As we're making our way through Randy Alcorn's book Heaven right now, they've been learning a lot of verses about a Christian's life after death. It's been a refreshing look at our future and a good reminder that… Continue reading What’s in Your Heart?