Fearless Lovers

I think God's goal for each of us is to make us fearless lovers. Jesus, our example, was a fearless lover. In order to do this, He pours Himself into us. "When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has... Continue Reading →

We Are All Going To Die. Now What?

Embracing this fact, according to "The Teacher/Quester/Preacher" in Ecclesiastes, will help to better guide us through this life as we know it. A friend of mine prompted this topic when she gave me a copy of David Gibson's book, "Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us To Live In Light Of The End". According to Eugene... Continue Reading →

What Rescue Dogs Teach Us About Love

Apparently, we own a hunting dog. The bird lying on the ground in our backyard gave us an inkling. And the skunk that scurried past while our pooch simply sat on point and barked (something she rarely does)--without getting sprayed. She could beat anyone at a staring contest (as displayed), and she will sit as... Continue Reading →

Rejection & Risk & Nichole Nordeman

I sob every time I hear this song. by Nichole Nordeman. I cannot help it. She wrote "Dear Me" to her younger self. The self that was more of a rule-follower than a mercy-lover. A critic rather than a contemplative. A self-righteous girl rather than a woman of grace. She wanted to tell her some things... Continue Reading →

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