Isaiah 43 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. It’s beautiful. Such a picture of God as our loving, caring Father. Read below with some comments and feel free to make your own comments! But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear … More From Creation to Redemption to Adoption . . . We Are HIS
Eight years ago I wrote a story that I just fell in love with. It was one of those stories that felt like it wrote itself, like I was merely a conduit for the main character to tell his story. I wrote it in first person (something I hadn’t done before and haven’t done since). … More The Release of FEAR MOUNTAIN . . . For Such A Time As This
I hope this isn’t blasphemous but have you ever noticed that sometimes God can be pushy? Have you ever felt that way? You know those moments when God asks you to do something beyond your comfort zone, when He asks you to step out in faith and walk on that choppy water. You hesitate, you … More When God Gets Pushy
I’ve passed by homeless people and ignored them. I have. So have you. I’ve heard of needs in the world and did nothing. I’ve seen commercials on TV about hurting and starving children and I’ve turned the channel. It’s easy to ignore what you don’t personally experience. Until now, shamefully, I rarely thought of orphans. … More The Face of Need
The more I think about and experience this adoption process and how it all unfolds the more my eyes are opened to the beauty of it all. There are a few things in life that serve as reminders specifically of who God is and what He’s done for us. Baptism. Communion. Marriage. Adoption. There’s a … More Who Says We Can’t Choose Our Kids?
For me, this adoption process began with an ambush. Let me back up and explain. I never entertained the thought of adoption, nor the possibility. I thought adoption was for those who couldn’t have children. We had four girls; we had no problem having children of our own. Admittedly, I was ignorant like I suppose … More For Me, It Began with an Ambush
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 82:3-4 ESV Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know … More It’s OK To Be Like Martha. No, Really!