“Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.” Hebrews 4:1 (NIV) In college life was crazy. Papers, tests, labs, classes, study groups, and clinical skill building consumed most of the week. By Friday afternoons, my brain couldn’t… Continue reading Declining the Invitation
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20b (NIV) 8:00 Monday night. Sighing, I slowly pulled into the garage and turned off my ignition. There was a circus… Continue reading Unconditional
“So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.” Galatians 3:9 (NIV) I entered the kitchen, returning from a trek to the library. “How was it,” asked my husband, referring to my three-hour writing slot. “Just awful,” I answered, tears threatening, voice cracking. I fought to compose myself.… Continue reading No-fail Connection
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 (NIV) Trembling on the edge of the precipice, our eight-year-old daughter, Evita, cried out, “I only want to go with Daddy!” Wearing both a helmet and climbing shoes, she was strapped into a harness with two safety ropes. She stood backwards on the ledge, her… Continue reading Daddy’s Here
“Why, Mommy?” asked each of my three precious daughters as she traveled through childhood. No matter which child or what circumstance, the answer was always the same, “Because I love you and want to keep you safe.” Each could rarely fathom the reason behind a rule, (Why can’t I run out into the street after… Continue reading Because I Love You…
“Because the Lord disciplines those He loves, as a father the son he delights in.” Proverbs 3:12 (NIV) Ahh, was I ever frustrated! My exhausted mind refused to focus on the grammar of this foreign language. It had been a long month since my arrival. My host sisters spoke better English than I did German.… Continue reading Appreciating Discipline
Here’s a special message for fathers. Happy Father’s Day!