Stay Close

Stay Close

Article from the Messenger-Inquirer On Faith column, May 2020 I left my newborn baby home alone. My three-year-old and four-year-old crossed traffic in a big city all by themselves. I put my five-year-old on a plane with a handsome, bearded man. Well, not exactly. But...

The Home School Call

The Home School Call

Article for the On Faith column in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, Sat., July 18, 2020 Our story is not unique. Many are called. And many answer their calling. Some people enter the medical field, some the public education arena, some surrender to vocational...

Felt board Faith

Felt board Faith

  Article from M&I today... Felt Board Faith By Julie H. Lake I remember sitting on the floor in Ms. Sammie Lou’s Sunday school class and watching as she made the Bible come to life right before my eyes. Fuzzy felt...

Different

Different

“Get used to different.” This is a wonderful line from the new series, The Chosen. Jesus said it to Simon when Simon began to protest the call of Matthew, a tax-collector, to follow Jesus. Indeed, Jesus did things differently. I think He is still doing things...

Be Still Because All is Well

Be Still Because All is Well

For years, I have kept a calendar of events and each January look forward to selecting a new one for the new year. But now, my calendar is collecting dust. Last week, I laid it aside. It’s not needed. As I started crossing out all of the appointments and scheduled...

A Pocket Full of Rocks

A Pocket Full of Rocks

Last week, I mentioned the notion that, as Christ followers, we are called to task. To create ripples of influence in this world and point others to Him. However, our pockets may be full of un-cast stones that involve our time, talent and resources. Imagine a pebble...

Ripples

Ripples

God’s purpose in history is implicitly disclosed: to invade the arena of fallen humanity and effect the redemption of his creation — the mission in which his people are also to be totally engaged.- NIV Study Bible (Zondervan)  I read this statement in my Bible...

Living and Learning

Living and Learning

Our waiting period is God’s preparation time. In bringing about His sovereign purposes, He may put us on hold while He coordinates events to line up with His will. Sometimes the Lord has work to accomplish in us before we are ready to handle what He’s planned for our...

He sees me

He sees me

In August of 2008 our family was called to a ministry. Detailed images flooded my mind. Ideas abounded. Conversations were lively. Prayers were lifted. Excitement and hope filled our days. Then the questioning started. What in the world were we thinking? How can we do...

Think quietly. Live loudly.

Think quietly. Live loudly.

I want to think quietly and live loudly. What does it mean though? I suppose it could mean many things. But for me... When I consider what it means to think quietly my mind lands on a couple of words. Calm and Abide. I tend to be a worrier. An over-thinker. I want to...

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