5 Important Questions the Noah Movie Raised

Last weekend, I managed to con/convince a few friends into going to see the Noah movie with me. I had heard reviews on every end of the spectrum about it, and I wanted to form my own opinion. I sat down, trying to keep my expectations low and to just enjoy the movie as entertainment, and I got something else entirely.The movie raised deep, theological, important questions inside of me so often that I wanted to be able to pause it and journal for a few minutes before moving on. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a notebook handy and the movie kept plugging along so quickly that I probably couldn’t have gotten a word written down without missing something else, anyway....more

What is the Meaning of Life?

How's that for a light topic of discussion? But that is where my mind is today....more

Resurrection Sunday - apart but of one heart.

Happy Easter!  Thank you Jesus!  The miracle of your love and grace is something I pray I never forget.  Today was a blessing.  I got to hear Your word and sing Your praises in the morning.  I got to take a neighbor with a slightly broken heart out for lunch.  My children got to spend the day with their dad.  I pray they were able to share a bit of the Truth with him in their own sweet ways.  I got to watch a movie at home in peace.  I got a sweet picture sent to me from the man I have loved for nearly 10 years.  It was a quiet day but ...more

What Does Resurrection Look Like?

Sunday's on the Way by Carmen

Ok, this post is going to show my age some, gasp, I’m no spring chicken! I began listening to Christian music back in the early ‘80s, yes the 1980’s!...more

When We Have Crippled Ourselves with Absolutes

 "If you understand it, then it is not God."  - St. Augustine When I was a child, I made messes, as children do.  And, as parents do, mine would ask me to clean my room.  I would begin, not by tidying but by enlarging the current mess.  This perplexed and frustrated my parents, and I in turn would also feel frustrated, because they could not see, could not embrace my process. ...more

Meet Manira - My World Vision Thoughts

I sponsor a child through World Vision.  Her name is Manira, and I love her.She lives with her parents, her brother, and her sister in a French speaking country in Africa (Score:  I can write to her in French!), and I’ve been sponsoring her for 5 years....more

Where I've Been: Why I'm Abandoning NaBloPoMo.

I am a writer.I’m a writer because I write.But it has occurred to me lately that I should occasionally ask myself why I write…To put it incredibly simplistically, I write because I don’t tend to know what I think until I’ve written it.It makes me wonder then — why do I feel like I need to write every day, if I don’t have anything of value to say?  Why do I just spew words for the sake of spewing words?  Why?  Is there value in self-reflection?  I would argue that there is....more

Falling into place or pieces?

It has been a whirl wind in my head these last few weeks.  But I think it is starting to settle down.  I have gone from being elated and convinced a reconcilliation was immanent to nope he will never forgive me enough to love me again.  Luckily my brain has calmed down a bit.  I should say the Lord has calmed me down and given me some peace about the whole thing.  I read exodus 14:14 The Lord Himself will fight for you....more