For When a Flicker Lights a Way for Hope to Come (Word of the Week)

Longing for a word from The Word to guide me through the week, I come before Him expectantly. He leads me through a labyrinth of anticipation. Of yearning. Of hopefulness. Of waiting. Of Advent. The Coming of all our hearts long for. Both those things of which we are quite…

For When I Tap my Toes & Trust the Driver (Word of the Week)

In the days before SUVs and seat-belt laws, I spent my days in the back of a station wagon. Exploring the country’s interstates and landmarks in carefully planned summer vacations. Mile after mile. Four people in a Ford. Often you could find me ticking off the exits on an atlas.…

For When He Pushes Past my Resistance and Holds Me Close (Word of the Week)

I did not expect anger to be the first feeling to find its way past the numbness. As the pumice stone of grace and truth crossed against my calloused soul, I had some understanding that sensation would someday return. I even suspected it might be uncomfortable. Painful perhaps. Even so, I caught…