Category Archives: Devotional

Photo Friday #6 Good Friday and the Lamb

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” (Revelation 5:12) On the calendar we call today “Good Friday.” But it is only good in retrospect. Today … Continue reading

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Dear 21 year old self, (part 1)

I love you. You’re fun. You love the Lord, and you have so much of life ahead of you. And all of that is good. I have some things to tell you which are really important. I thought you might … Continue reading

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Behold, the Furnace of Oholiab!

This past week, Dr. Collins, my biblical studies professor and a mentor in faith, died. I trekked through Egypt, Jordan, and Israel with him, tracing the steps of the saints who had gone before us. In the Sinai, (then) 65-year-old … Continue reading

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Photography, Writing, and Fixing my life

There are two ways I currently use my creativity: photography and writing. Both of them enrich my life, and maybe even enrich others’ lives when I share them. But one of them breaks my heart sometimes, and the other gives … Continue reading

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Tornado…

Two Mondays ago, we had quite a storm rip through our neighborhood. There was no warning of anything beyond a strong thunderstorm, so I was pretty shocked when daylight turned suddenly to night, and the trees began to sway almost … Continue reading

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Shine Your Light

Maybe you remember the song “This Little Light of Mine”? Ahh… The blissful ignorance of childhood optimism. I mean, seriously, how can we really “let it shine”? In Matthew 5, we have Jesus’ most famous sermon recorded for us (“blessed are … Continue reading

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Refinished

I bought some old dining room chairs a few weeks ago. They were truly hideous, but they had “good bones”. It was hard to see past the stained seats, the scraped up legs, and a busted chair back to what they could … Continue reading

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Whatever is right

How much of our time is spent thinking about difficult and awful things? A Reader’s Digest article from April 2012 points out that happy and great news headlines are rare. It’s so true. Our entertainment is built around conflict, from our novels … Continue reading

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Have a laugh at yourself

I have been editing my book the last few weeks with my writing buddy, Julie. We both read it to see where I should take out things, or add detail to make a scene spring to life. But the craziest … Continue reading

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A Different Christmas Point of View

Every Christmas I ask God for a unique perspective on the Christmas story I hadn’t seen before. I have been blessed many times by Him with infusions of insight and creativity–and I wanted to share with you one of the … Continue reading

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