Standing in the Gap

If these boat fenders could talk. They've traveled through oceans, rivers, and lakes and kept both large and small vessels from becoming damaged or wrecked. Their outward appearance tells that story with scrapes, dents and faded colors. But, they have managed to keep their shape. Fashioned with sustainable form, designed to take the brunt...to absorb… Continue reading Standing in the Gap

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Restoring Rest to Our Racing Minds

Does your mind ever fill so jumbled with all the thoughts that trying to make sense of them seems too big a task? You're not alone. Scientists say the average brain processes between 2500 and 3500 thoughts an hour. That's 50 thoughts per minute or nearly 48,000 thoughts on any given day. That's a lot… Continue reading Restoring Rest to Our Racing Minds

Living a Life of Courageous Faith

“But that isn't right. The King of Beasts shouldn't be a coward,'" said the Scarecrow. 'I know it,' returned the Lion, wiping a tear from his eye with the tip of his tail. 'It is my great sorrow, and makes my life very unhappy. But whenever there is danger, my heart begins to beat fast.'… Continue reading Living a Life of Courageous Faith

Trusting the Waymaker When We Can’t See the Way

  Playing tug-of-war as a kid, I can remember the sting of having the rope snatched out of my hand after what seemed like hours of grunting and pulling to get the W for our team. My hands would burn and turn red and swell for a while. They needed time to recover. To cool… Continue reading Trusting the Waymaker When We Can’t See the Way

The Pathway of Anticipated Loss

As I write this today, I still have a mother.  A mom who is on her feet, cooking, decorating and loving her husband of nearly 50 years.  I also have a mom who travels from doctor's appointment to doctor's appointment, needs help bathing, has shrunk five inches in the last two years and has a… Continue reading The Pathway of Anticipated Loss

When Your Feelings Try to Be the Boss of You

"Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist..."  Ephesians 6:14a truth noun the truth : the real facts about something : the things that are true : the quality or state of being true : a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true My feelings are trying to hijack my life.   It's as if my… Continue reading When Your Feelings Try to Be the Boss of You