Finding Peace in Troubling Times

I laced up my boots and straightened my starched uniform every morning as I left for work before the sun rose above the horizon. I was a Soldier and a combat veteran. Strong. Confident. Competent. But I packed a MESSY secret deep in my cargo pockets. I couldn’t shake the thought of a black sedan […]

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From Abstract to Picture Perfect

As I gazed upon the bright blue flowing lines and darker swatches of color that covered what was once a blank canvas, I was dumbfounded. I had no idea what I was looking at. The colors were pretty and the textures were nice, but the art was so abstract I was unable to discern any […]

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Cradle, Cross, Crown

Easter. It completes the full story of the cradle, the cross, and the crown. In December I wrote about Hope for a friend’s two week Advent Bible Study. My prompt was “Expecting The Best is Yet to Come.” Even as I was writing, I simply couldn’t shake the feeling that our hope really comes at Easter. I wanted […]

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Burst My Bubble!

  I typically attend a Lutheran church in a fairly well off area. We are a comfortable middle class family with two working cars. I don’t have to shop at a thrift store unless I want to. I don’t worry about how to pay the bills each month or what my kids are going to […]

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Seeing is Believing

If seeing is believing, how do those who’ve never heard about God come to believe? Christians should help others “see” God in all they say & do! ********* “He came! He came! Santa CAME!” I sleepily brushed the hair from my pillow-creased face and stretched my limbs as I listened to my youngest sons’ jubilant […]

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What Star Wars Taught Me About Bible Study

Like many of you, I took my kids to see Star Wars over the Christmas break from school. I’m old enough to remember the original movies, but I don’t remember ever actually seeing them. I know, tragic, but please don’t unfriend me… But, they said, “Don’t worry. It stands alone.” And they said, “You don’t […]

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