The Journey: You Didn’t Start Here

We recently purged 13 crates of books. Everyone agreed to sell the books, and we worked on them over a few months. Finally, we loaded them into our van and took them to the store. It was the first time that I had seen the collection in its entirety. As we begin to unload the … Read more

The Journey: THE Relationship

Compassion. Relationship. A savior that changes lives. Jesus did not publicly shame this person, Zacheus, living in very public sin. Oh, how the crowds would have loved that! Shaming Zacheus would have been a very public win. Everyone would have easily agreed that this was fully appropriate and needed. It would have been a widely … Read more

The Journey: Does this look like rescue to you?

Exodus 5:22-23 Moses went back to God and said, “My Master, why are you treating this people so badly? And why did you ever send me? From the moment I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, things have only gotten worse for this people. And rescue? Does this look like rescue to you?” If you … Read more

The Journey: Equipped

My dear friend, God has equipped you for your journey. Your experiences and education have shaped you into who you are, and no one else can fill your role in His Kingdom’s work. Reflect on your own journey and how you were equipped. Even times of adversity are part of the equipping. Every journey is … Read more

Not in the Earthquake – The Whisper

The Journey:  A Whisper of Purpose and Reaffirmation Three times this week, I’ve heard this scripture. 1 Kings 19:  9-18 9 And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn … Read more

The Journey: The Storm

There is a moment when God is so real, tangible.  Those moments often coming in the midst of a storm, the disciples being tossed on the boat.  There are mile markers of faith where in the moment I knew that there was no other solution than God, Isaiah facing the throne.  Inadequate to solve what … Read more

The Journey: What Would I Do If I Could Not Fail?

We have all likely heard the question, “What would I do if I could not fail?”  Often, it’s in inspirational contexts where you are dreaming of how something can be.  But, what if you REALLY couldn’t fail?  What if God, Himself, guaranteed the outcome? Moses had that assurance.  In Exodus 3, God tells Moses about … Read more

Solving the Wrong Problem

Solving the Wrong Problem November 20, 2019 by lf It happened again today. It’s not the first time. For days, we have been trying to juggle how to have everyone in the right spot at the right time tonight. Two adults, try as they may, weren’t able to find a positive scenario where everyone arrives … Read more

Tears in a Bottle

Psalms 56:8  You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. A friend’s child recently encountered an unkind child at school.  At some point in life, we watch our children be treated unfairly.  In kindergarten, another child threatened my child … Read more