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I have confessed in the past my renewed vision of God’s Kingdom and how it requires my complete engagement, total commitment to the work of Christ here and now. But here’s my problem. I feel stuck. Stuck in a small world with small people. A world of diapers and messes, kid snot and chaos. My heart burns within me with a desire to plant seeds, cultivate beauty, build for the Kingdom. I try to put pen to paper to communicate my wakefulness to those around me but the words get […] Continue reading →

I seem to have quite a knack of deceiving myself. I would claim that all my actions in working for God’s Kingdom arise from a pure motive, the desire to bring glory to God. But under slight examination my true motive is revealed. All that I do, I am seeking my own glory. In each photograph, my own glory. In the raising of my children, my own glory. In the planting of gardens, my own glory. In the writing of words, my own glory. In the peace of my marriage, my own glory. Pride is such […] Continue reading →

I have written in the past of my renewed vision of our Lord Jesus Christ whose eternal Kingdom is now, but also not yet. Christ is already reigning but has not yet been fully revealed to the world. This renewed vision leads me now to a fresh realization of my role and my purpose here and now. I had seen glimpses here and there in the past of what this role was but I did not fully grasp its meaning. My understanding of my calling was stunted and therefore lacked motivation. There were many […] Continue reading →


Christmas was a touch rough for us Days, at least one of us was sick for the entire holiday and then some. I had grand ideas of starting new traditions this year and then sharing those perfectly documented traditions with you all here. Needless to say, plans were postponed, delayed and even kiboshed and I must admit, I felt a definite pall fall over the season as each day drifted by like a fog. My disappointment could not be denied. I find it interesting that it is often this time of […] Continue reading →


We humans are forgetful creatures. The events and realities of yesterday pass out of our minds and hearts by the dawning of the day. The hard lessons lived and learned by one generation are repeated in the next. So we need to learn to remember just like any physical habit that we learn. And like learning to put on clothes, we must choose what to remember. When one has heard the biblical story of Christmas year after year, it can fail to surprise, fail to move, fail to impress. Starts to […] Continue reading →

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