2 Pillars of a Healthy Support System:

Pillars are more than just an architectural design for superstructure support. They have transcended to symbolic prominence. Pillars add status to stature. Architectural design glorifies the grandeur of pillars so that the eye cannot ignore the attention their purpose demands. Figuratively, however, pillars imply the principles by which an idea is supported. So that, if … Continue reading 2 Pillars of a Healthy Support System:

Thriving Versus Surviving

How did he do it?  How did Joseph literally thrive, versus merely surviving, in the life-altering situations he had not ‘signed up’ to be in?  What was his secret?               He was sold into slavery by his own brothers and he was wrongfully accused by his owner’s lying wife, which landed him in prison.  How … Continue reading Thriving Versus Surviving

Ark before the Manger

Long before the sun crests over the hills, I awoke. As the rest of the house was slumbering in silence, I lit the Christmas tree. Tidbits of Christmas décor deck the halls, and the mantle is full with the familiar festivities of winter traditions. We rush to get them up, and then somehow, struggle to … Continue reading Ark before the Manger

A Shield, Not a Crutch

God is a sun, to light our life, and a shield to protect. Whether life is challenged by the terrors of night or the brazen wrongs of the day, God will enable us to ra’ah (intellectually observe) His salvation. If faith and truth are figurative to a shield, then trust is the handle by which … Continue reading A Shield, Not a Crutch

Where’s My Promised Land?

Do you ever find yourself wistfully longing for life to be less stressful? Less complicated? Less demanding? Less exhausting? Are you hungry and thirsty for something more? Sometimes we can clearly define that ‘something more’ we yearn for; other times, that ‘something more’ is inexplicable, but its absence is felt. I imagine each Israelite that was a part of … Continue reading Where’s My Promised Land?

A Place at the Table

The upper room, a place for an intimate meal to share. Tradition merged with Truth. The host gives the guests receive. Eyes unlock a silent tongue. One face home to a crooked grin, the other composed a narrow smile. All stomachs filled, but not all heads anointed. The meal in unity shared, but the fellowship … Continue reading A Place at the Table

2 Lost Words

The hiss lingers like a ringing in my ear, as Eden’s same infamous disruptor rattles off, “you will be like God (Genesis 3:5).” But, as the hiss dissolves into an allotted meditation, I come to a clearer impression of the world’s upside-down standards. Lost to the barrage of organized chaos our lives appear at times … Continue reading 2 Lost Words

Grasping Infinity

Infinity, is it really as tangible as hair and sand?      Psalm 40:12-13  For troubles without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me; I am unable to see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my courage leaves me. LORD, be pleased to rescue me, hurry to help me, LORD. Psalm 139:17-18 … Continue reading Grasping Infinity

Hung in the Balance

The earth in perpetual motion is joined perfectly suspended in marbled, orbital dance. Swivels not to the left nor to the right, but spins exactly as appointed. We trust the sun to contribute a day, and the moon to yield its phases by month. We trust earth’s faithful resolve to bid a year. All which … Continue reading Hung in the Balance

Wisdom’s Kaleidoscope

With summer approaching, the days are hot. Getting reprieve in a cold swim hole is like the welcoming of a friend you have not seen in years, refreshing! The kids (7,5,3) and I (really?) needed to disentangle from routine. A short drive deposited us at our destination. As we meandered along the hiking trail the … Continue reading Wisdom’s Kaleidoscope