Advent is one of my favorite times of year, because it teaches this weak heart of mine to be strong, strong in the waiting, strong in the expectancy, strong in the hope of what the Messiah is doing. He's a master storyteller, a patient farmer, a wise father. He knows that the outcome of his … Continue reading Sharing His Heart Space this Christmas
This is an article that I have had the privilege of writing for my church recently. And its message has become so significant to me and related to my most previous chapter on Lavender Wheat that I wanted to share it here. I hope it blesses you. Merry Christmas! God has had me on a … Continue reading I’ll be Home for Christmas
I pulled into the cemetery aimed at my familiar perch in the rocks behind the lawn where Ethan was buried. “Take a walk with me.” God said, inviting me to go a different way this day. Instead of climbing the rocks behind Ethan’s grave, I went the other direction. Across the field, past the olive … Continue reading Ch 25: I Want to Build You a Garden
I have become an expert wrestler. That’s what happens in a heart like mine when the LORD drops huge statements of meaning and promise and then life moves swiftly in the opposite direction. But there was a wrestling in the first 40 days after Ethan’s death that was different than the wrestling that was to … Continue reading Ch 20: Forty Days of Wrestling
“Its been a good week… maybe the best of my life.” Ethan nodded, warmly agreeing with my assessment, “We have had really good momentum between us, haven’t we?” he said as he wrapped his arms around my middle. “I’m so happy,” I admitted, “Sometimes I wonder if anyone has ever been as happy as I … Continue reading Ch 9: Does Job Fear God for No Reason?
I recognized him right away. He was dressed in a burgundy button down, the sleeves rolled to the elbows, his black tie made him look distinguished, his five o’clock shadow gave him a rugged edge. He had blond wavy hair, a perfect profile, and denim eyes. It would be the first time we would meet … Continue reading Ch. 1: Point of Resonance