An unexpected win

An unexpected win

‘And they lived happily ever after.’ Many children’s books end with this, or something close to it. A pleasant, feel-good ending on which to say, ‘Good Night, Sweet dreams.’ Cinderella marries the prince. The ogre is defeated. The Sheriff puts the bad guys in jail and...
A Life Journey Rich in Mystery

A Life Journey Rich in Mystery

Yesterday, he was not a part of God’s story. Today, he’s been summoned into it by a God he’s yet to get to know. My guess is there is a work of the Holy Spirit here, making it clear to Abram that this is a significant calling, one to be obeyed. So, he does. He packs...
Did you feel it?

Did you feel it?

On a hot and humid August day, 2011, while working at my part-time job, an accounts person at our office was on the phone with another accounts person about 40 miles away. They both shouted at once, “What was that?” Realizing they were both feeling the same ground...
Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home

At the heart of every family, unseen by outsiders, there are, um, quirky dynamics. The similarities and distinctives lived out there make for some interesting storytelling. And it must be said that those dwelling there are not likely to notice how unique their story...
Waiting Up Till all the Kids Come Home

Waiting Up Till all the Kids Come Home

It was an outrageous, humiliating request. The younger son of a wealthy farmer comes, flouting all respectful tradition, and petitions for his portion of the family estate now, rather than waiting after the death of his father. Chagrined, but motivated by tender love,...