More Precious than Gold and Grandbabies

Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. John 13:1 Lord Jesus, when you stripped and stooped to wash the disciples’ feet, you invited all of us to discover the kind of Savior you truly are. You take on our dirty feet and sinful hearts,Continue reading “More Precious than Gold and Grandbabies”

Hope Is Better Than Nostalgia

Let me begin with the confession that I am deeply nostalgic. Merriam-Webster defines nostalgic as “longing for or thinking fondly of a past time of condition.”[1] Smells, songs, sceneries, places, people—they all have a way of taking me “way back” (and I’m only 29). The most random and insignificant things do it for me—the smell of diesel fuelContinue reading “Hope Is Better Than Nostalgia”

Things I Did That My Kids Never Will

You’ve probably had this experience with one of your children—the experience of trying to explain something that was a part of your childhood, but is completely foreign to theirs. Though we aren’t that far removed from the years when we were young, the pace of technological change has been unparalleled. What was mind-blowing in theContinue reading “Things I Did That My Kids Never Will”

If We Had Nothing Else to Be Thankful For

You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. Psalm 119:28  Heavenly Father, whether we’re “feelin’ the love,” or are in a difficult place, we want to wage war against comparing, coveting, and carping. If we had nothing else to be grateful for, you’ve already givenContinue reading “If We Had Nothing Else to Be Thankful For”