“For while we were still weak, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, CHRIST DIED FOR US. Since, therefore, we … Continue reading who is to blame?
Running is the worst. I get it if there is a specific purpose in mind—a child is headed for the road and a life has to be saved, a fast break in basketball and you just want to score. I ran somewhat unintentionally two days ago and I’m still hurting, the good kind of sore … Continue reading Do not lose heart
Grover from Sesame Street made me laugh out loud when he explained the difference between near and far. There was a skit where he would stand close to the camera and tell the kids “this is near” and then run, huffing and puffing, far away, until he looked small and yell from a place nearly … Continue reading Bringing the far near
I love to floss. My husband often says that I do it too much and when I visit a dentist I like to mention that. “You can’t floss too much,” the hygienist will counter and I will nod in arrogant agreement. This latest checkup, however, reveals what a clean, white exterior will not. There is … Continue reading But God
“See the curiosity of the cosmos as Christ condescends to His most cherished creatures See the astonishment of angels as the Almighty advances towards Earth See the humility of the pre-existent King born of a virgin birth The Infinite becomes infant, the Maker becomes man” ~Immanuel, Beautiful Eulogy The dark night sky did not … Continue reading Waiting on wonder
I can’t figure out if I am dying to self or if they are killing me.
Killing me is hard. Long, busy days flow over into time reserved for community and grace. I grow tired and angry and resist the opportunities to meet with others to show love, to be loved. Without exception, doing battle with me is treacherous. It always seems most dangerous and inevitable after periods of peace and … Continue reading vigorous resistance