Surrendering: Fill-in-the-blank or Multiple Choice

Surrendering: Fill-in-the-blank or Multiple Choice

“Remember, we have a test next Friday.”  At least half a dozen hands shoot up and inevitably one of them will ask, “Is it going to be multiple choice?” As a teacher, I roll my eyes, but as a student, many of us take that sigh of relief when the teacher answers yes. Whew! We [...]

Here I am

Here I am

The number one thing on my bucket list is to write a book - preferably fiction, but the more I blog, the less that matters. I really don’t care if it is ever published (or that is what I tell myself), but I think it will be an awesome feeling of accomplishment to know I [...]

Saturday in the South: A Story of Timing and Trust

Saturday in the South: A Story of Timing and Trust

I was sweating even before 10 in the morning, trying to finish my morning coffee, but deciding it was just too hot.  My daughter had her toys spread out on her blanket, playing, while the rest of us chatted and cheered. We spent two baseball games like this before leaving the complex for lunch. As [...]

Life after the Cross

Life after the Cross

Spring break is over.  Easter is just a recent memory.  Life is back to normal. The anticipation of Easter and relaxed family time has been replaced with busy baseball days, standardized testing stress, and a general lack of sleep.  All the other things spring really means. Even as I sit here, I feel a stress-induced [...]

Fully-God, Fully Man: Finding Encouragement in the Humanity of Jesus

Fully-God, Fully Man: Finding Encouragement in the Humanity of Jesus

Easter season is upon us.  It should be a time of true reflection and gratitude, as we look back at all Christ did for us - and continues to do.  But if I am being honest, I have a hard time getting my heart in the right place to truly celebrate Easter. Not because I [...]