The Vantage Point of Triumph {and LINKY}

As she pressed through the crowds, she drew close to the ground. She searched frantically, desperate to find him and make her way to him through the herd of people. With shoulders hunched forward, she craned her neck first to the right, and then to the left, all without every really lifting her head. She had to take the most efficient and discreet path to him as possible. It was dangerous for her to be here! What if someone were {Read More}

Together, Us {and LINKY}

You never really know what someone else is facing. This is particularly true when you get to know people over the internet. For example, this past weekend, my family was restored after an 8 month separation. 8 months of single parenting. I have 5 kids. I had our littlest man during that time. I would like to be able to say that it was because of some godly or glorious reason, but the truth is a lot more messy.  It’s a story for {Read More}

It Takes all Kinds – Intricately Designed {and Link-up}

I am a fan of motion. I am most comfortable when I am doing something. And I am really bad at doing nothing. My mind is rarely at rest. Instead my thoughts are always searching, planning, reasoning, digging, solving, or constructing. Even my nothing has to be full of some activity. For years I struggled with depression. Yet, even in the midst of depression, my mind longed to be busy, as I met the demand for motion with interactive video games, {Read More}

The Power of Weakness

The reality that we are fully loved by an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-seeing, perfect God can be more than many of us are able – or willing – to grasp. We struggle with the idea that a God as Holy as our own, who also calls us to holiness, could gaze upon us –and all our flaws – with anything more than love derived from pity and tedious frustration. As we contemplate His greatness, we question how God, through whom all {Read More}

Incubation Process for the Extraordinary {and linky}

I have often contemplated Mary’s dilemma upon learning that she would become pregnant by a living, but unseen, God. While her initial response provides an entire commentary on humility and faith in regards to facing an impossible task, there is little doubt that her walk would have been one rife with humiliation, disappointment, and unjust suffering and shame. Although premarital pregnancies are commonplace today, it was not the case during Mary’s lifetime. I can only imagine the great amount of {Read More}